Malnutrition and Dehydration Abuse Lawyer
Racine and Kenosha Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing homes have a professional duty to provide proper nutritional care to their residents, including accommodating special diets which are often needed for health reasons. When care facilities fail to meet this basic standard, they should be held accountable for any malnutrition and dehydration that ensues.
At Domnitz & Skemp, our lawyers and staff serve as caring and fervent advocates for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. With more than 70 years of combined experience representing victims of negligence, you can be sure we have the knowledge, resources and skills to effectively file a claim, and hold those responsible for the care of your loved one liable for their carelessness. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your concerns.
Malnutrition and Dehydration are Serious Conditions
Older people are at a greater risk for malnutrition and dehydration than younger, healthier persons. They also experience much more serious effects when they do suffer these conditions. Unfortunately, many signs and symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration - such as muscle weakness, disorientation, and confusion - are also associated with natural aging, so medical professionals too often overlook them or fail to recognize their importance.
By neglecting to treat the problems right away, the condition can lead to other concerns, such as wandering or falling due to confusion and decreased muscle strength. If left untreated for too long, malnutrition and dehydration can even result in death or serious organ damage.
If you recognize any symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration, it is important that you document the signs and report the suspected nursing home abuse right away. Then contact an attorney who can determine if you have a legitimate claim and can explain your legal rights and options.
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There is no reason why someone should have to suffer because nursing home staff was negligent in providing nutritional care. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you with a malnutrition and dehydration claim. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you will owe no attorney's fees unless we win your case.