Unsupervised nursing home resident with dementia and dysphagia chokes to death -- $926,000 settlement

Gatto, Jon T.; Delaney, Blake J.
January 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;1/1/2008 Legal Review & Commentary, Vol. 30, p1
The article reports that a nursing home in the U.S. that specializes in providing care for Alzheimer's patients and for the general elderly patient population has been sued after it allegedly failed to supervise a resident patient with a history of difficulty in swallowing who choked to death.


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