Suing a Nursing Home for Dehydration – Start Here
Nutrition is key for a good and healthy life, particularly in senior citizens. Many families opt to place their loved ones in homes so that they get the individualized care they deserve from highly trained staff. Due to advanced age, their nutritional needs may be different, and they may not be able to chew, eat or digest some foods. A nursing home is a perfect place to get them a certain level care that is in line with medical and scientific protocol. However, some nursing homes, due to understaffing and poor management manage to mess up resident’s feeding schedules, leaving them malnourished and dehydration. Dehydration is particularly dangerous because humans cannot survive without food for a couple of days, but they cannot do without water for a short amount of time. Dehydration can lead to an increase in body temperature which can then cause strokes, heart attacks and coma. If your loved one was subjected to lack of nutrition and water, it may be possible to file a lawsuit to recover compensation on their behalf.
Are you looking for a nursing home dehydration lawsuit attorney? If your loved one was denied or negligently not provided with fluids at any time, we’d love to help. The nursing home dehydration lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS or legal experience, giving us an edge over other law firms. We also take on cases on contingency fee basis, which simply means that you don’t pay us a cent until we recover compensation on your behalf. For your 100% FREE legal consultation into nursing home dehydration lawsuits, please call us at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your rights. Serving all nursing home lawsuit victims countrywide.
Here are some of the factors that may cause dehydration in nursing homes
- Poor staffing or understaffing to cut costs
- Residents who have undiagnosed dysphagia or an inability to swallow
- Poorly trained staff
- Not knowing the beverage preferences of certain residents
- Lack of supervision during meal times by staff
- Cognitive slowing of residents, making it difficult for them to verbalize their needs
Signs of dehydration in nursing home residents include:
- Irritability s
- Skin flushing or redness especially in the face
- Inability to sweat
- Seizures s
- Low blood pressure
Nursing Home Negligence Leading to Dehydration
It is important to note that all nursing home residents are owed something called duty of care. This is a legal principle that makes them eligible to a certain level of medical care commensurate with what other residents are receiving in other care facilities. Should nursing home staff or management breach this duty of care leading to injury in the nursing home resident, one is able to file a nursing home abuse and dehydration lawsuit in order to recover money damages.
Nursing Home Dehydration Lawsuits – Call Us Now!
It is important to note that individuals who are dehydrated are more likely to experience pneumonia, confusion, urinary tract infections, strokes and more. Dehydration at a nursing home should be unacceptable to both you and your loved ones, and sending a legal message to the administration will help prevent future incidences of dehydration. Looking to file a nursing home dehydration lawsuit? Please contact our nursing home abuse attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal rights and the true cost of your nursing home lawsuit. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.