Chicago Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyer
When we check our loved ones into a nursing home, we do so in order for them to receive the best care possible, especially if they suffer from a particular medical condition that we are unequipped to address.
None of us expect that they will turn into victims of abuse in these homes. Unfortunately, these violations occur in hundreds of nursing homes every day around the country. However, if you or your family has suffered as a result of negligence or outright abuse, you have options.Did your loved one suffer serious injuries or die as a result of choking in an Illinois nursing home?
If so, we may be able to help you seek fair compensation for your family’s losses. Our attorneys have represented clients in nursing home abuse and negligence lawsuits for over twenty years, including a number of cases involving choking injuries or deaths. If you need help, contact us today so that we can discuss your potential claim.Choking in Nursing Homes
Nursing home and related facility residents often have medical problems or take medications that make it difficult to properly chew or swallow food. Due to this, many are at high risk for choking. Choking, by depriving oxygen to the brain, can cause brain injuries, and in some circumstances, even death.
While such an injury may appear to be accidental, in some instances, choking is actually a result of nursing home neglect and inadequate care. When this is the case, it is important that nursing homes are held accountable for these detrimental mistakes, and sometimes, the only way to do that is to file a lawsuit against the nursing home or facility.
At Levin & Perconti, we’ve dealt with hundreds of nursing home neglect cases, including those where a loved one choked due to staff negligence. All of these cases are unique, however, we tend to see them come up as a result of residents being fed the wrong food (even though they had special dietary needs), or those who were not properly monitored by staff while they were eating. These failures often occur when nursing homes do not employ sufficient staff to address the special needs of each of the residents under their care.
If you believe that a loved one has suffered from a serious injury or death as a result of choking in an Illinois nursing home, you should take action quickly. Contact us online or call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 to set up a free and confidential consultation with one of our lawyers to review your case.Holding Facilities Accountable
Some of our most notable choking lawsuits include but are not limited to:
- $1 million verdict against assisted living facility who admitted liability for failing to give a proper mechanical soft diet due to understaffing and poorly trained staff resulting in choking and death of a 67 year old man.
- $800,000 settlement against a Lincolnshire intermediate care facility for failing to appropriately supervise a 32-year-old mentally disabled woman on a facility outing where she choked to death
- $500,000 settlement for the family of a 47-year-old Chicago nursing home resident who choked to death after the nursing home failed to provide him with a proper diet or supervise him during meal time.
- $500,000 settlement for the death of a 76-year-old Hickory Hills man who died after choking on solid foods in a nursing home. Staff failed to follow his physician's dietary orders to only give him pureed food.
Unfortunately, the quality of care in nursing homes often falls below the minimum standard required to keep residents safe and healthy. While choking is a serious hazard for residents, so are bed sores, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, prescription errors, abuse, wandering, and other circumstances that are seen far too often. At Levin & Perconti, we have the experience necessary to ensure that justice is done. Request a free consultation today so that we can get started helping you.