Did Someone You Love Suffer A Nursing Home Choking Accident?
Elderly nursing home residents are at increased risk for a variety of harms. Even mealtimes can be dangerous, especially if a person suffers from dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Dysphagia can lead to choking, aspiration of food into the lungs, pneumonia or other upper respiratory infections.
The lawyers at Bredell & Bredell, based in Michigan, represent people who have been injured in nursing home choking accidents. We also represent the surviving families of elderly and disabled residents who have been killed.
Experience has taught us that there are many ways choking and asphyxiation can harm residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster care residences. These include causing pneumonia and death.
Nursing Homes’ Failure To Provide Necessary Care
As experienced lawyers, we know that the law protects nursing home residents. It states that facilities must provide the necessary care and services to help residents attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
Sadly, nursing homes often fail to provide the kind of care necessary for patients with dysphagia or other impairments that keep them from feeding themselves. Nurses and other health care providers rush mealtimes or fail to attend to nursing home patients who need help with meals.
As a contingency fee-based law firm, there is no fee unless we collect compensation for you. If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury, we work to help you rebuild and protect your family and your future.
Contact An Ann Arbor Choking Accident Lawyer
Contact our office today by calling 734-482-5000 throughout Michigan or reach us online to schedule an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options, and we can make home and hospital visits if your injury prevents you from traveling to our office.