Aspiration pneumonia (also known as anaerobic pneumonia) is an inflammation, usually due to an infection, of the lungs and bronchial tubes that occurs after inhaling foreign matter such as vomit, food, or liquid.

Many elderly patients and residents need nursing home or assisted living facility staff to help them while they eat, ensuring that they do not put too much food in their mouth at one time and that they swallow properly. If a nursing home or assisted living facility doesn’t properly monitor or assist elderly residents during meal times, food or liquid may be inhaled into the lungs. If this happens, an elderly resident may then develop pneumonia, severely compromising his or her health and may even lead to death.

If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of aspiration pneumonia, the nursing home or assisted living facility may be held accountable. Our attorneys have specific experience representing victims and families who have been harmed by aspiration pneumonia. If you would like to discuss your case or want more information, please contact our offices for a confidential consultation.


Free Case Evaluation

Toll Free: 877-529-4639


Protecting the Rights & Dignity of Our Seniors

Advocating for Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Contact Hoey Law for a Free Consultation

Who We Serve

We serve families of loved ones in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, day centers, wheelchair van transports, malpractice, and home care. Our firm helps victims of neglect, abuse, and maltreatment in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, no matter which county, town, or city they live in. We also answer requests to consult with other lawyers and help represent families and victims in many other states.

Contact Us