In 2010 my father suffered a brain aneurysm. He was responsive until the drainage tube was pulled out by the hospitals imaging services and a doctor did not replace it for 3 hours. He went into a coma for a month. During this time he was reintubated several time and eventually given a tracheostomy. My mother fought the hospital to keep him alive as his will stated and then eventually fought to have him taken to a brain injury center seven hours from their home. We were told by the doctor at the new hospital that the previous hospital paralyzed his vocals chords from the intubation tubes and that they delayed his therapies to long. She was told she had to wait until medical expenses reached so much before a lawyer would talk to her. She now cares for her husband like a infant at home.
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