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Stillwater Facility Found Negligent In Resident’s Death

January 10, 2018 12:20 PM

A nursing staff member at a Stillwater nursing and assisted living facility is alleged to have blocked a resident’s lungs with a speaking valve, which prevented air intake and eventually led to the resident’s death, according to a state investigation.

The Minnesota Department of Health found the facility, The Estates at Greeley, negligent in the resident’s death in part because it did not provide training for staff in the use of the speaking valve in conjunction with a tracheostomy, or a tube in a windpipe to assist in breathing.

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Why Some Patients Are Consenting To Tracheostomies, A Surgical Procedure With Potentially Serious Complications

, UK. May 1st, 2018

LONDONMay 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tracheostomies. A quick search on Google describes it as “Tracheotomy, or tracheostomy, is a surgical procedure which consists of making an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck and opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea.” Notrach, an organization that specializes in helping patients seek alternatives to this potentially dangerous procedure, believes that the risks for tracheostomies are too great.

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Patients Breathing With The Aid Of Mechanical Ventilation Were No Better


Patients breathing with the aid of mechanical ventilation were no better off if they received a tracheostomy within 4 days of critical care admission than if the procedure was performed later in their hospital stay, according to research in the May 22/29 issue of JAMA. There was not an improvement in 30-day mortality or other important secondary outcomes associated with an early tracheostomy.

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Tracheostomy Litigation Information For Medical Professionals And Risk Mitigators


Having performed a tracheostomy, or about to perform one, you may be concerned that a claim may be made against you, or you may already have had a claim made against you. Depending on your location, the consequences can lead from a claim of compensation from a patient or his or her family, for medical negligence, to a criminal prosecution.

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The Next Big Payday For Personal Injury Lawyers Is Here. Why Medical Malpractice Insurance Is In For Some Serious Hurt. The Evil That Is A Tracheostomy.

, UK. May 1st, 2018

Personal Injury Lawyers are sharpening their pencils. The reason? That would be the evil that is a tracheostomy.

A tracheostomy is a procedure that involves making an incision in the wind pipe, and inserting a tube with an opening.

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Why Some Patients Are Consenting To Their Own Mutilation, And Why It Might Just Land Their Physicians In Seriously Hot Water.

, UK. May 1st, 2018

Tracheostomies. A quick search on google describes it as “Tracheotomy, or tracheostomy, is a surgical procedure which consists of making an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck and opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea.

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NoTRACH is dedicated to educating and helping medical professionals, patients and their families explore alternatives to a tracheostomy and provide general information on their placement, use and discontinuance.
We are here for your benefit, to help patients, loved ones and caregivers – no strings attached.


Has your physician mentioned the possibility of a trach?
Have you, or has someone you know experienced problems weaning from the ventilator, getting the breathing tube out, and a tracheostomy is being advised?

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If a trach is currently being used,
but complications have arisen or health conditions have
deteriorated, explore what can be done to help…

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