Choking Injuries in a Nursing Home Could be New York Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Negligence

Albany Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer Explains How Choking Injuries in a Nursing Home Could Be Nursing Home Neglect 

One of the simplest things that most people take for granted is how wonderfully the throat works.  Water and food get processed down to the stomach, and air gets processed into the lungs with expelling of carbon dioxide.  This process is made possible by many different muscles and flaps which function to protect a person from sending food or water down the wrong path.  Of course, down the “wrong pipe” happens from time to time, but most times a person can clear his or her throat himself/herself.  But our Albany nursing home abuse lawyer knows that is not always the case.

Almost all businesses and sites you go to must have information about choking.  This includes restaurants, schools, and of course healthcare providers.  Nursing homes and rehabilitation centers absolutely have a lot of protocol on choking, including requiring training and signs regarding what to do.  Nursing home staff must be trained to handle choking as many of its residents cannot so easily clear their own throats.  This makes it dangerous and possible for serious injury.

This is why choking injuries may be the result of inadequate or improper care and treatment by a nursing home professional for the resident.  Choking is obviously a very serious medical emergency and can result in horrible injuries to a person, including permanent threat damage, lung damage, and death.  Thus a nursing home must adequately guard against choking and be trained to react when patients do have choking incidents.

After all, we place our loved ones in nursing home facilities because we, unfortunately, have to admit that our loved one requires more care and treatment than we can adequately provide.  Whether that care and treatment be for medical care that we are not qualified to do, or that care and treatment is for everything hygienic care what we do not have the time to handle all of the requisite care, placing a loved one in a nursing home is not a light decision.  

Shouldn’t nursing homes which fail to protect loved ones from choking be liable for their mistakes?  Absolutely!  But what do you think?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at