Nursing Homes Are Responsible For Preventing Malnutrition And Dehydration
Ensuring that residents are properly fed and hydrated is one of the most basic, essential responsibilities of long-term care facilities like nursing homes. So it is shocking and upsetting when a nursing home or its staff fails to fulfill that responsibility.
At Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst in Oklahoma City, we know that placing your loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision that places a tremendous amount of trust in your chosen facility. If someone you care about has suffered from illness or injury as a result of dehydration or malnutrition, he or she deserves justice. Our attorneys can help you pursue it.
The Dangers Of Dehydration And Malnutrition In Nursing Homes
Poor nutrition and hydration can have devastating effects, including:
- Skin conditions
- Excessive weight loss
- Mental impairment
- Organ failure
In extreme cases, a patient may die from starvation or dehydration. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers understand the devastation of losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, and we are here to help you hold the offending party responsible.
Contact Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
Many of our clients in nursing homes are injured or incapacitated to the point that they cannot protect their own rights and interests. That is why we’re here: We treat every client like a part of our family, and every member of our team takes pride in improving our clients’ lives.
For knowledgeable counsel and informed advice about elder abuse, we encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation. Please call 800-539-0652 or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment at our Oklahoma City office.