Many elderly care recipients have conditions that make it difficult to chew or swallow food. As a result, choking is a common cause of death in nursing homes. Even less serious choking incidents can result in major injury, including brain damage. Nursing homes and/or caregivers can be liable in choking injuries if they failed to prepare food properly, failed to enforce diet restrictions, neglected proper feeding tube procedures and maintenance, failed to supervise patients while eating or lacked training in preventative measures.
If your loved one has suffered from a choking injury due to caregiver neglect, contact Keosian Berberian LLP.