Nursing Home Dehydration / Malnutrition Lawyers
Dehydration and malnutrition injuries suffered as a result of nursing home neglect can cause serious medical complications or lead to death.
Malnutrition occurs when the human body is deprived of necessary vitamins and minerals by not getting enough to eat. Dehydration occurs when a person is deprived of necessary fluids.
The elderly are at an increased risk of dehydration and malnutrition since they often fail to monitor their own intake of food and water. Therefore, when a nursing home is trusted to care for a resident, it is their obligation to make certain that they are receiving proper nutrition and hydration to maintain their health.
The nursing home lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate and review malnutrition and dehydration lawsuits throughout the country. If a loved one suffered a serious physical injury as a result of the nursing home’s failure to make sure that they were receiving enough food and fluids, financial compensation may be available. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation
CAUSES OF DEHYDRATION AND MALNUTRITION
Unfortunately, some of the more common nursing home injuries are associated with dehydration and malnutrition caused by negligent care. This serious and potentially fatal problem could be caused as a result of:
- Failing to maintain sufficient food and fluids;
- Failing to maintain adequate nursing home staff to feed residents and monitor the food and fluid they consume;
- Failure of nursing home staff to make accurate notations in resident’s records regarding what they eat and drink;
- Failure to accurately assess the residents dietary needs as part of the plan of care, or failure to follow the established plan;
- Failure of nursing home supervisors to educate staff about the nutritional needs of residents;
Providing a resident with only a fraction of the required fluid and nutrition that they need to maintain life is tantamount to nursing home abuse.
Even the most vicious criminals in our society are provided with proper nutrition. For centuries it has been considered cruel and unusual criminal punishment to deprive a human being of the required nutrients and fluids. For a nursing home, which is supposed to be caring for our elderly and sick, it is alarming how frequently dehydration and malnutrition occur.
NURSING HOME DEHYDRATION AND MALNUTRITION LAWSUITS
The attorneys at Saiontz and Kirk, P.A. investigate and review potential claims for nursing home neglect and abuse nationwide. Nursing home dehydration lawsuits are pursued to obtain compensation those who suffered and operate as an important safeguard in our society to protect the rights of residents and to make sure that proper standards are followed.
If a friend or loved one has suffered an injury as a result of nursing home dehydration or malnutrition, request a free consultation and legal claim evaluation to determine if they may have a claim. Our nursing home lawyers have experience handling complex injury claims and can review the circumstances surrounding the treatment to determine if your loved one and family may be entitled to compensation.
There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. However, every claim has a deadline, so it is important that you review any potential claim with a qualified nursing home neglect lawyer as soon as possible.