Handling Malnutrition And Dehydration Resulting From Neglect
A nursing home is supposed to be a safe environment where residents are provided with a safe facility in which to live. When basic standards of living are not met, you and your family have every right to take action. There is no excuse for malnutrition or dehydration in a nursing home, but major oversights by negligent staff can lead to these conditions and cause serious personal injuries.
If your loved one has not received the attentive and high-quality care they deserve at their nursing home, you can seek compensation for their injuries. At MetroLaw.Com, our attorneys have been protecting New Jersey and New York victims of nursing home negligence for over 30 years.
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Malnutrition and dehydration are completely and totally preventable with basic oversight and care. If your loved one has been the victim of malnutrition or dehydration, it is most likely the result of a failure to notice what is happening by nursing home staff. Indicators such as weight loss and blood tests should be regularly monitored and conducted.
When nursing homes monitor for conditions, there are things they can do to fix these types of problems. They can provide more water and even provide nutrient by IV, if necessary. If the symptoms of dehydration and malnutrition go unnoticed and untreated, they can cause serious and even catastrophic personal injuries.
Sadly, in many cases, it is the family of residents who first notices when there is a problem. Sometimes, a child of a patient may notice the signs of dehydration when their parent is near death and little can be done to save them. There is no excuse for this negligence and clear lack of proper care.
If you have any questions about the rights and options of your family, our lawyers can help you come up with a plan. We offer free initial consultations for families during our weekly business hours, as well as weekend and evening appointments. In-house Spanish and Portuguese translations are available. Contact us online, or call 800-469-6476 today for more information.