Choking and Aspiration
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA

  • Choking on or aspirating food or liquids is a source of danger for nursing home residents.
  • The risks of choking or aspirating include death and aspiration pneumonia.
  • If your loved one has suffered a stroke, has Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or Dementia they can be at increased risk for choking or aspiration.
  • Nursing homes must conduct appropriate screening, assessments and treatments to prevent your loved one from choking or aspirating.
  • In addition, the facility must have enough staff to properly assist and supervise residents during meal times.