Nursing Home Malnutrition / Dehydration
Is Your Relative Being Abused in their Nursing Home?
The decision to send your loved one to a nursing home is not a choice you made lightly. Most of the time, people who enroll their family members in this long-term care do so because their relatives require special attention and help in their everyday life. In many cases, nursing home facilities help patients sustain a high quality of life. But in certain worst-case scenarios, nursing home patients receive mistreatment and abuse instead of the quality care they deserve.
One of the most basic needs that a nursing home patient has is food and water. Any nursing home facility must ensure that its patients are eating and drinking. Nutrition and hydration are incredibly important for quality of life. If patients are denied food and water, their physical and mental health will likely suffer dramatically. At worst, they can die of these problems.
There are many warning signs that your loved one is suffering from malnutrition or dehydration. These include:
- -Dramatic weight loss
- -Physical weakness
- -Sudden, dramatic change in overall health
- -Dry mouth
- -Dull skin, teeth, or nails
- -Extreme thirst or hunger
- -Dizziness or fainting
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of malnutrition or dehydration, acting quickly could save their life. The most important thing is to ensure that these problems are righted and your loved one gets the food and water they need. But it is also important to hold irresponsible or abusive facilities accountable.
An experienced attorney will listen to your story and help you choose the best course of action, possibly including removing your loved one from a facility, entering into negotiations, or filing a lawsuit. Your family may be entitled to financial damages to make up for the pain and suffering caused by malnutrition and dehydration.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe firmly in the dignity of every human being. All nursing home patients have a right to live free from abuse. With our proven record of winning big settlements for clients who have suffered horrible indignities, we want to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home abuse and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.