In all aspiration cases, it is important to have a physician carefully scrutinize all X-ray reports. These often provide a significant set of clues as to the nature of the aspiration and whether or not it is causally related to the asserted negligence.

You can read more practice tips in my chapter Screening the Nursing Malpractice Case, in a text edited by Patricia Iyer, RN MSN LNCC. More information about Nursing Malpractice, Third Edition, 2007 may be found at here.