6 Risk Factors of Ventilator-Related Injuries in Kentucky Nursing Homes

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If a nursing home patient is on a ventilator, he or she is more susceptible to illness or injury if not properly cared for. When you believe that your loved one suffered serious or fatal injuries at the hands of a caregiver or nursing home facility and it was preventable, you may be able to pursue a claim. Contact a Louisville nursing home neglect lawyer for help.

Risk Factors for Ventilator Injuries

Here are 6 risk factors for ventilator-related injuries that can occur with a nursing home patient: 

  • alarm for ventilator isn’t properly set;
  • malfunction of ventilator and/or alarm;
  • ventilator improperly maintained;
  • ventilator tube disconnects;
  • tube becomes clogged; and
  • settings on ventilator are incorrect. 

These are just some risk factors that could lead to injuries while on a ventilator. When a nursing home patient is seriously or fatally injured, and it was the result of negligence, the caregiver and/or nursing home facility may be held liable.

If a nursing home patient on a ventilator suffered neglect, compensation may be available. To learn what your loved one’s rights are, you should speak immediately with a Louisville nursing home neglect lawyer. 

Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?

If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.