Nursing Home Choking Lawsuits

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 injury or loss. Our lawyers have represented clients in nursing home abuse and negligence lawsuits for over twenty years, including a number of cases involving choking injuries or deaths.

Choking in Nursing Homes

Nursing home 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 even death. While such an injury may appear to be accidental, in some instances choking is a result of nursing home neglect. When this is the case, it is important that nursing homes are held accountable for their fatal mistakes.

All nursing home choking lawsuits are unique, but we often see cases involving residents who had special dietary needs but were fed the wrong food or residents 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 suffered 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.

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.
Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client