If a loved one was injured or lost their life in a choking incident in a nursing home, consider your options for financial recovery. The Jacksonville choking lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine advocate on behalf of claimants who have been injured due to nursing home abuse or neglect. We can investigate your case, collect evidence, and determine who can be held responsible for your losses.
You may not have a long time to act under Florida Statute §95.11. While this statute generally grants claimants a four-year period to take their case to court, depending on when you discovered your loved one’s maltreatment will influence this timeline. You could be granted more or less time to act, based on the details of your situation.
Our team works on a contingency-fee basis. We get paid a percentage of the settlement we get for you, minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses as you move through the legal process. If we cannot get compensation for you and your family, then you are not responsible for paying our attorney’s fees.
To get started with a free case review, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
Liability in a Nursing Home Choking Incident
According to the National Safety Council, in 2015, 5,051 people died as a result of choking. Out of that population, 2,848 fatalities involved seniors over the age of 74.
A choking incident in a nursing home could occur in a variety of ways.
Two possible examples in your case could include:
- Your loved one was physically choked by a caretaker as an act of violence or abuse.
- Your loved one choked on something, like a piece of food, when someone should have been supervising them.
Your Jacksonville choking lawyer will need to use evidence to show that another party is responsible for your loved one’s incident. Liability could rest on a caretaker, boss, team leader, manager, director, or the facility itself. We may be able to implicate multiple parties through a lawsuit or an insurance settlement.
Our legal team wants to get started advocating on your loved one’s behalf today. To begin a free case evaluation, call 1-800-747-3733.
Possible Recoverable Damages
Both you and your loved one may be eligible to recover a number of damages for a choking injury suffered due to nursing home abuse or neglect. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will help you figure out what those damages are, and pursue them on your behalf.
You may collect compensation for:
- The transfer costs to a different nursing home or safer living environment
- The cost of medical care to treat the injury
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
If you lost a loved one in a choking incident, recoverable damages could include:
- Funeral, burial/cremation, and memorial expenses
- Your loved one’s end-of-life medical bills
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of income, such as social security or disability
Your lawyer can advise you on additional losses that we have not listed here.
Call for a Free Case Evaluation With the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Our goal is to provide you with responsive legal care that gets you compensated for your losses. The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can get started advocating on your loved one’s behalf. To get started, call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
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