Greensboro Nursing Home Dehydration & Malnutrition Attorney
Protecting Our Elderly from Abuse in Nursing Facilities
Among the many forms of abuse suffered by nursing home residents is dehydration and malnutrition. It's sad and upsetting to think that many nursing home residents go without food or water for extended periods of time in the very places that should be taking excellent care of them.
If you have noticed sudden weight loss or that nursing home staff failed to provide an IV for your loved one, you may have grounds to file a nursing home abuse claim with the assistance of our Greensboro nursing home abuse lawyers at Roane Law.
Symptoms of elderly dehydration and malnutrition include:
- Dry mouth and lips
- Extreme thirst
- Dry skin
- Lack of urine
- Low blood pressure
- Confusion and irritable behavior
Causes of Malnutrition & Dehydration in Nursing Homes
Dehydration and malnutrition in nursing homes commonly occurs due to the home's staffing issues. In order to save money and make more profits, a nursing home director may choose to not hire a sufficient amount of staff. As a result, the quality of the nursing home's care plummets as staff are stretched thin. Nursing home staff must make regular rounds to make sure residents have been properly fed and hydrated, but sometimes these rounds are infrequent, which can lead to dehydration and malnutrition.
What to Do If Your Elderly Loved One Is Suffering Abuse
If you suspect that your loved one has suffered dehydration and malnutrition at a nursing home, you can put a stop to this negligent abuse by taking immediate legal action. By filing a nursing home abuse claim, you can make the nursing home accountable for their actions and help protect your loved one's well-being, as well as the other residents residing in the facility.
Why Hire Our Greensboro Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers?
Dehydration and malnutrition cases are complicated and require a great deal of legal insight. The nursing home may try to argue that attempts to feed and hydrate were made, but that your loved one refused to drink or eat.
The team at Roane Law fiercely fights for the protection of elderly and individuals who have experienced abuse. We will be exhaustive when investigating the nursing home for previous citations and abuse claims. Our Superb 10.0 Avvo Rating is a testament to the high-quality representation we provide to all of our clients. We wish to help you too. We can also represent Winston-Salem nursing home cases.
If you are looking for a compassionate and resourceful nursing home abuse attorney, look no further. Roane Law is here to help. Contact us today.