You Can Rely On Our Experience With Nursing Home Choking Cases
Too many nursing care facilities do not adequately monitor their residents, leading to injuries that could have been prevented. Choking is one such injury that occurs too often in nursing homes.
If the appropriate care was not provided, the attorneys at Wise Morrissey, LLC will take legal action that seeks just compensation and assures more diligent attention to care standards. Our attorneys can assess what was and was not done by facility staff to mitigate the danger. Our knowledge of and experience in Illinois nursing home negligence cases is your advantage. Please speak with our compassionate lawyers today to learn how we may be able to help your family.
Why Do Residents Choke?
Choking is caused by difficulty swallowing. When a resident is having such problems, staff too often ignore it and provide food without assessing whether the resident can eat. Residents who have had strokes or who suffer from dementia or other neurological conditions often face complications in swallowing.
Such a medical condition should indicate to staff that close attention to what and how the resident eats is essential. When that attention (which includes providing food that is prepared for easier swallowing or physically feeding the individual if necessary) is not provided, it may result in choking that leads to an injury or wrongful death.