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Intubation Injury Attorney

Intubation is a critical medical procedure, often used to assist patients with breathing difficulties. However, when performed negligently or improperly, it can lead to severe injuries, complications, or even wrongful death. Joe Lyon is dedicated to helping victims of intubation injuries seek justice and the compensation they deserve.

On this page, you will find information about intubation injuries, your legal rights as a victim, and the steps involved in pursuing a claim against the responsible parties. We are committed to holding medical professionals and healthcare institutions accountable for their actions and ensuring that you receive the support you need to navigate the legal challenges ahead.

Explore our resources, learn more about intubation injuries, and, when you’re ready, reach out to us for a confidential consultation to discuss your case. The Lyon Firm is here to fight for your rights, provide you with expert legal representation, and help you on the path to recovery. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are here to advocate for your interests every step of the way.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in an Intubation Injury Lawsuit?

In an intubation injury lawsuit, the type and amount of damages available to the plaintiff can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the applicable laws in the jurisdiction.

Generally, plaintiffs may be entitled to the following types of damages:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of medical treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and any other healthcare-related expenses incurred as a result of the intubation injury.

  • Lost Income: If the intubation injury resulted in injuries that prevented the victim from working, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or income.

  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma caused by the intubation injury.

  • Rehabilitation and Future Medical Costs: In cases where the victim requires ongoing medical care, damages may be awarded to cover future medical expenses, including rehabilitation, assistive devices, and long-term care.

  • Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct on the part of the healthcare provider or institution, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct. These damages are typically awarded in addition to compensatory damages and are intended to serve as a deterrent to prevent similar conduct in the future.

  • Wrongful Death Damages: If the intubation injury leads to the death of the patient, the surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. This can include compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional impact of losing a loved one.

It’s important to note that the availability and calculation of damages can vary by jurisdiction, and the specifics of each case play a significant role in determining the amount of compensation awarded.

Plaintiffs in intubation injury cases should consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in medical malpractice to understand their rights and potential damages in their unique circumstances.

What Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do for Your Case?

A medical malpractice lawyer plays a vital role in helping individuals who have been harmed due to medical errors or negligence.

Here are the key tasks and responsibilities that a medical malpractice lawyer performs for their clients:

  • Evaluation: The lawyer assesses the details of your case, including the circumstances surrounding the alleged medical malpractice, the extent of your injuries, and potential liability on the part of healthcare providers.

  • Consultation: They consult with medical experts who can review your medical records, provide opinions on the standard of care, and determine whether malpractice occurred.

  • Documentation: Your attorney collects and preserves evidence, such as medical records, witness statements, expert opinions, and other documentation that supports your claim.

  • Negotiation: Your attorney engages in negotiations with the defendant’s legal team, insurers, or other relevant parties in an attempt to reach a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries and losses.

  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney represents you in court, presenting your case to a judge and jury. This involves preparing legal arguments, presenting evidence, and cross-examining witnesses.

The primary objective of a medical malpractice lawyer is to help you obtain fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered due to medical negligence and to hold healthcare providers and institutions accountable for their actions.

We have the legal experience to navigate complex medical malpractice cases and protect your rights throughout the legal process.

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  1. Gather a full and informed history from the family addressing their concerns and thoughts on what went wrong; 
  2. Gather the complete medical records including film studies, if any; 
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  4. Review of the records by a qualified physician practicing in the relevant areas on standard of care and causation; 
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(Cincinnati, Ohio):  Confidential settlement for a family due to a wrongful death. An emergency room physician failed to recognize the common symptoms associated with bowel obstruction and prescribed a contraindicated medicine of GoLytley.  The patient died at home the day of discharge after taking the medication. The case against the emergency room physician was resolved by settlement following extensive discovery. The settlement was paid to the spouse and surviving adult children for the loss of their mother. While no amount of money could bring back their mother, the case provided answers and held the hospital accountable.


$910,000 Settlement.

(Cincinnati, Ohio):   Joe Lyon was second chair in a case involving the failure of a physician to promptly communicate a positive breast cancer result to a patient. As a result of the delay, the cancer progressed from in situ carcinoma to stage 3B with lymph node involvement. The treatment required mastectomy and radiation/ chemotherapy rather than a simple excision. The case settled after extensive discovery. The defense argued: “the patient should have called the physician.” The settlement provided recovery for suffering through a misdiagnosis and the loss of a spouse and a mother. While the settlement cannot bring this wonderful woman back, it helped her family move forward with life’s challenges and encouraged  future accountability.