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Popcorn Kills Nursing Home Resident

On March 2, 2010, a lawsuit was filed against the Marvin and Betty Danto Nursing Center in West Bloomfield by our law firm arising out the death of Mr. Lee Lair as a result of popcorn aspiration.

Mr. Lair was in the facility to undergo short-term rehabilitation.

He was on a mechanical soft diet which required that he not be given foods that required more than minimal chewing. A mechanical soft diet is intended to provide more calories than a liquid diet.

Staff decided to share some popcorn with Mr. Lair. This error cost him his life and his family their father and grandfather.