Aspiration pneumonia is considered one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death in nursing homes across the state, according to the National Center on Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The Clinesmith Law Firm is a legal team of lawyers, medical experts, and more who will aggressively pursue your case and determine if medical neglect has been inflicted on you or a loved one.
Aspiration pneumonia is an infection in the lungs that is caused by several things such as inhaling food or liquids, and liquids such as blood entering the lungs. Typically, when we get something caught in our lungs we are able to cough it up and get rid of it. However, when this isn’t able to be done, bacteria forms and grows inside the lungs, leading to an infection known as aspiration pneumonia.
There are several common symptoms of aspiration pneumonia:
If your loved one has been exhibiting these symptoms, you should contact a doctor immediately.
The elderly are extremely susceptible to aspiration pneumonia, due to a number of causes. Many of the causes have to do with the effects of old age and cannot necessarily be the blame of any one individual or group. However, it can be shown in many circumstances to be fault of an elderly care provider.
These causes could be:
Aspiration pneumonia is not just a natural consequence from the aging process. It has legal recourse and can be prevented. The Clinesmith Law Firm uses experienced professionals such as medical experts, nurses, forensic analysts, investigators, and more to verify that you have a solid case for nursing home neglect litigation.
The Clinesmith Law Firm has a team of dedicated lawyers ready to take on your nursing home or medical neglect case. We take your claims very seriously and have the best in the field work with us to build strong litigation if needed. If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from aspiration pneumonia and you want to see if there is a case, contact us today. We offer a free case consultation over the phone or in person with confidentiality you can rely on. We have offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York.
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