$1.6 Million
Catastrophic Injury 

61-year-old female was assigned to the ICU after the surgical placement of a tracheostomy, for which she was totally dependent upon for her oxygen intake. Although she had shown earlier signs of agitation, she was not restrained. During a shift change, she tried to get out of her bed and dislodged her trache. Before her airway could be reestablished, she suffered an anoxic brain injury. Plaintiff contended that she should have been restrained or more closely monitored. There was no loss of income claim because the Plaintiff was retired at the time of injury

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