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A woman was living at a nursing home and due to inability to safely chew and swallow her doctor ordered he receives only food that was ground, moist and soft enough to eat without much chewing. Due to brain injuries, she was unable to appreciate these problems and needed to be supervised when eating for her own safety.
She was given a corned beef sandwich and allowed to eat lunch alone in her room. A large part of the sandwich was lodged in her throat and she choked to death in the ambulance on the way to the emergency room.