A man was in the hospital for injuries received at his home when an accident on his farm occured. This accident would not have resulted in permanent injury but was serious enough to require a breathing tube until he improved. His breathing tube was blocked by secretions and his vital signs worsened, however the nursing staff failed to appreciate the decrease in his condition. Eventually he suffered a respiratory arrest which led to severe and permanent brain damage rendering him unable to care for himself. The settlement will enable his care to be increased and may allow his family to purchase the equipment necessary to bring him home and to travel for additional therapies.