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Negligence Can Cause Nursing Home Choking

Because of age, medical condition, or disability, many nursing home residents have difficulty swallowing food.  Responsible nursing home facilities provide both staff and policies focused on adequately monitoring and supervising residents with special needs and swallowing difficulties.  Without proper supervision, these residents may choke, suffer, and even die.

If your loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death due to choking while under the care of a nursing home, you need an experienced nursing home negligence lawyer to help you fight for justice.  Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s team of trial lawyers are dedicated to holding nursing homes and negligent staff accountable for the injuries they cause.

Contact us now if you suspect nursing home negligence is responsible for a choking injury, including:

  • Understaffing
  • Neglect
  • Failure to Follow Medical Instructions
  • Failure to Supervise Patients or Residents with Known Swallowing Difficulties

Who Is at Risk of Choking Injuries

Choking is one of the most terrifying experiences any human can face.  Yet choking in nursing homes is often preventable.  Because the elderly and disabled are susceptible to obvious causes of swallowing difficulties, responsible nursing homes and staff could avert many choking injuries with proper care, adequate resources, and adequate policies.

Some obvious warning signs that no nursing home facility should ignore include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Neurological Disorders and Damage
  • Cancer or Other Diseases that Affect the Mouth, Throat, and Nose
  • Past Stroke
  • Age

If choking episodes, injuries, or deaths occur at a nursing home, it is essential to contact an experienced nursing home injury attorney to investigate.  At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our attorneys can identify negligent causes of injury, expose dangerous facility policies or understaffing, and help your family pursue justice against those responsible for nursing home injuries.

If you or your loved one suffered or choked while under the care of a nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation.  Call or email us now for a free consultation regarding your injuries and potential claims.