In Pennsylvania, 56% of nasogastric feeding tube misplacements were reported as Serious Events.1

1.2% of those misplacements resulted in death.1

In 2016, a $5 million verdict was awarded following a patient’s death due to a misplaced feeding tube at a Philadelphia-area hospital.2

1. Wallace, SC. Data Snapshot: Complications Linked to Iatrogenic Enteral Feeding Tube Misplacements. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, 2017; 14:1-60.

2. McCrystal, Laura. (2016, 16 May). Montco jury awards $5 million in hospital death [online]. The Inquirer. Accessed July 8, 2019

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