You may have a medical negligence case. Feel free to contact me and I will be happy to discuss this with you in more detail. I am admitted to practice law in Kentucky and I represent victims of medical negligence.
Puncturing a lung during central line placement is usually considered an "accepted risk of the procedure." Legally, this means that it is hard to ever prove that the pneumothorax (deflated lung) was caused by error of technique versus just something that happened in the absence of negligence.
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