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Chicago Nursing Facility Choking Attorneys

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Qualified Chicago Attorneys for Nursing Facility Choking Victims

At Malman Law, we dedicate a significant portion of our practice to helping victims of nursing home neglect and abuse.

We are all too familiar with the grim statistics on the quality of nursing home care in Illinois, and we are committed to holding negligent and abusive nursing homes responsible for their life-changing misdeeds. One of the types of cases that we handle regularly is choking incidents resulting from inattentive or inappropriate care.

The Risks of Choking

Choking is a leading cause of serious medical conditions and death among elderly nursing home residents. When we breathe in, our lungs push oxygen into the bloodstream, allowing it to move throughout the body. Our heart, brain, and other organs all rely on a healthy supply of oxygen in order to operate properly. Choking results in a reduction in oxygen supply. When we are not able to breathe in oxygen, our organs start to suffer within a matter of minutes. If not remedied immediately, choking can quickly lead to brain damage, organ failure, and death.

Common Causes of Choking in Nursing Homes

Elderly individuals living in nursing homes are at an increased risk for suffering serious and fatal choking incidents. Some of the leading causes of choking risks among patients living in nursing homes include:

In general, lack of supervision from nurses and other care providers is a key factor in many choking cases in nursing homes. Many residents require near-constant supervision – which is why they choose to live in nursing homes – yet often find themselves isolated and abandoned in times of need. For all residents, nursing home staff should be monitoring for choking risks, and should provide supervision and safe food options to protect against the risks of choking.

Nursing Home Choking Incidents Should Not Happen

As with many of the dangerous conditions faced by individuals living in nursing homes, choking hazards typically can – and should – be avoided. Nursing home staff and administrators are responsible for providing safe living environments, and are obligated to provide care and supervision consistent with each patient’s prescribed care plan.

However, even if a nursing home resident’s care plan does not specifically outline needs relating to possible choking risks, care providers still must take appropriate measures to protect against possible hazards. If a resident is choking, they must take prompt, effective action to protect his or her wellbeing.

Seeking Compensation for Nursing Home Choking Incidents

At Malman Law, we have decades of experience helping elderly victims and their families collect financial compensation for choking incidents occurring in nursing homes in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois. In choking cases, it is critical to take action as soon as possible. If you or a loved one has suffered a decline in health after experiencing any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to contact us right away:

We have a nurse on staff who has over 30 years of experience working in nursing homes, and we maintain close relationships with physicians and other medical professionals who can help us quickly assess the causes of nursing home injuries. If it appears that inattentive care, a staff administration failure, or other form of negligent or abusive care is to blame for your choking incident, we will take aggressive action to win maximum compensation for your injuries.

Contact the Chicago, IL Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers at Malman Law Today

The Malman Law attorneys and professional staff are passionate about helping victims of nursing home negligence and abuse. We offer free, confidential consultations, and our zero-fee guarantee means that you pay us nothing unless we win your case.

To speak with an experienced lawyer about your nursing home choking incident, call Malman Law 24/7 at (888) 562-0928 or contact us online today.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

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  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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