Elderly residents of nursing homes are often provided with specialized diets, unique to their individualized nutritional needs and restrictions. When facilities do not follow these personalized diets to the letter, serious complications, such as choking and even wrongful death can occur. Often our elderly relatives are unable to properly chew or process certain types of food. The duty to design and monitor a correct and safe meal plan lies with the staff of the nursing home to which you entrust your loved one’s well-being. When the facility fails to fulfill its end of the bargain, you have a right to demand answers and recourse.Decades of Experience Representing Nursing Home Abuse Victims
For decades the attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have been protecting the rights of nursing home abuse victims. The effects of choking on an elderly nursing home resident are often exacerbated by a weakened physical condition. Our team is here to help if someone you love has experienced choking due to potential negligence at a nursing home facility, and as a result has suffered painful and potentially fatal side effects. We have represented numerous families whose loved ones died as a result of a nursing home's failure to provide the appropriate food at meals (ie. a sandwich or hot dog provided to a resident order to receive a chopped or pureed diet). Our on-staff lawyers and nurses will review your case and fight to maximize your compensation for bills and pain and suffering.On Your Side, Working for Justice
Nursing home abuse affects not only the victim of neglect, but the family of the victim as well. At the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, we work to protect both you and your loved one from the effects of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you feel that you have been victimized, please contact us today via email, or at (914) 220-1086.