The family of an Arkansas woman has filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against after the woman died from complications regarding a gastronomy tube. The woman was admitted to the nursing home and needed a g-tube to ensure that she got enough nutrition. A g-tube is connected through the stomach through an incision in the abdomen. After several months, staff at the Arkansas nursing home noticed that the woman’s g-tube was missing. They inserted a second tube, assuming that the first one had fallen out. However, no one ever tried to find out where the g-tube went. If they had done a search, they would have discovered that the tube had been pulled into the woman’s stomach. Because the doctor’s failed to remove the first g-tube, the woman continued to get ill and eventually died.
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