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My grandmother choked to death on a piece of food at a Michigan nursing home. Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Yes, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit if your grandmother choked to death on a piece of food at Michigan nursing home.  Many of times these deaths are preventable with proper assessments, therapy, food preparation, and observation on behalf of the nurses, care takers, and staff of the Michigan nursing home. When filing the wrongful death lawsuit against Michigan nursing home the family must explain how proper care could have prevented the death and it must be determined that the nursing home failed the resident. If a resident is determined to be a risk for choking on food due to a medical condition or swallowing disorder, the facility must take necessary precautions to prevent a choking death from occurring at the facility. This includes a special diet, like soft foods, with food prepared in a way that would eliminate the possibility of choking, assistance with eating, and observation by a trained staff member during meals.

At Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our nursing home neglect attorneys will review all of the medical records and the complete nursing home chart to determine exactly where the nursing home failed to prevent the death of the resident.  Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you or a family member has lost a loved one after choking to death on a piece of food at Michigan nursing home. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to win and settle your case.


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