Choking Incidents

New York Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Choking Victims

Choking Incidents 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.

Client Reviews
Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne