Many nursing home residents have difficulty swallowing. The medical term for this condition is “dysphagia,” and it is especially common in people who have suffered strokes.
When you make the difficult decision to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect that they will receive quality care. One of the nursing home’s responsibilities is to make sure your loved one is protected from choking hazards and is able to eat meals safely.
If your trust has been betrayed and your loved one has suffered a serious or fatal choking injury because of it, our proactive nursing home abuse attorneys provide a strong voice for justice on your behalf. For a free remote consultation and case evaluation, please contact the Connecticut nursing home neglect lawyers at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC to discuss choking in Watertown nursing homes.
When a Watertown nursing home resident suffers a choking injury or dies from suffocation, there are three common culprits: inadequate staffing, inadequate supervision, or poor training of the home’s employees. Nursing home staff should be properly trained to prevent choking incidents and to respond immediately when they occur, and they should be present in adequate numbers to observe all residents during mealtimes.
D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC holds negligent nursing care providers accountable for choking injuries and suffocation deaths. These injuries are often attributable to cost-cutting measures implemented by management. When they put profits ahead of safety, we fight for your family’s rights.
We act quickly and thoroughly investigate your claim. If we find there is reason to believe neglect or abuse is the cause, we seek justice for the injuries, pain and suffering, medical care for or loss of your loved one.
Contact the knowledgeable assisted living attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC following a chocking incident in a Watertown nursing home. We handle nursing home negligence claims on a contingency basis; you pay no attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.