Intubation Error Killed Victim of Waffle House Shooting

According to the Tennessean Newspaper, a lawsuit was filed this week in Davidson County Court against Vanderbilt doctors by the mother of one of the Waffle House shooting victims stating that they, “placed the breathing tube in the victim’s esophagus” rather than the entrance to his lungs “leading directly and promptly to significant injury and death.” The suit claims that the hospital later destroyed x-rays that proved the mistake.

Tracheal intubation is a routine procedure in our hospitals, and it is typically lifesaving. Life-threatening complications occur in far too many intubation procedures, often as a result of medical malpractice. Our law firm handles intubation error malpractice lawsuits. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical error, contact our office today.


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