Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Choking Injuries & Accidents

Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon, P.C. is a specialized firm that limits the number of clients we take on. We focus on success for choking injuries & accident cases. Unlike other firms, we don’t accumulate a high volume of cases allowing us full attention to focus on your case. If we take on your case, we promise to keep you with us. We won’t refer to another firm. We have more than 20 years of experience in fighting for victims of abuse or injury in Philadelphia. Let us guide you on your journey for justice.

Experiencing any type of injury can be traumatizing, particularly when someone else is to blame. At Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon, P.C., we help people in throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have been harmed because of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. We recognize the upsetting nature of these incidents and fight to protect those who have been injured or have lost loved ones due to no fault of their own.

For a free, private consultation on a possible Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Case, call (215) 568-5885. Se habla Español.

Choking in Nursing Homes – It’s Preventable

Nutrition is an essential part of health, especially when it comes to seniors who are living in a nursing home. Many elderly people suffer from dysphagia, a condition which makes it difficult to swallow food or liquid.

Patients can develop this ailment because of:

  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Medication side effects
  • Muscle weakness

When a doctor notes that an elderly patient has difficulty swallowing, he or she will make note of this and prescribe a specific diet.

Some of the diets commonly established for seniors include:

  • Soft foods
  • Pureed foods
  • Chopped foods
  • Strictly liquid
  • Feeding tube only

While some seniors may chafe at the idea of a restricted diet, nurses and medical staff at the home should do their best to keep them on track. When the staff fails to do this, it can result in life-threatening instances of choking.

Sometimes, seniors may order food from a take-out restaurant or sneak foods that they are not permitted to have. Workers should be watching residents closely so that they can intervene. In the event of choking, food must be removed from the windpipe quickly in order to preserve the patient’s life. Staff must be readily available to come to their aid.

Let our successful Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney fight for you if your loved one has been injured or passed away due to choking in a nursing home. It is essential that you contact us soon so that we can act on your case in the right time frame. 215-568-5885

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