This case involves a patient who was admitted to the hospital ICU after an unintentional drug overdose. The patient had shallow breathing. The emergency room physician inserted an endotracheal tube to aid the patient’s breathing because she was comatose and unable to breathe. Five days later the patient’s doctor told a nurse to remove the tube. The nurse told the doctor she was unable to remove the tube and he removed it himself. The patient later had trouble breathing the doctor ordered a tracheostomy. When the patient’s condition improved, she was discharged from the hospital. The patient began experiencing difficulty breathing and she had to undergo another tracheostomy. This caused her to have difficulty speaking and she later was only able to speak in a whisper and she breathed partially through her nose and partially through a hole in her throat created by the tracheostomy. The patient sued the hospital for negligence.