Malnutrition & Dehydration
Nursing Home Negligence
Malnutrition & Dehydration occurs when an individual’s proper nutritional levels are not adequately maintained.
Although there are a number of possible contributing factors to malnutrition, often a nursing home attorney will find that it has occurred simply because the staff did not feed a resident.
Nursing home attorneys find this particularly true with residents who are unable to feed themselves. Such residents are at a higher risk of malnutrition because it takes time to feed them. Time the care providers cannot always afford. Nursing home attorneys commonly hear stories of food trays just being left at the bedside of such residents and food going untouched for hours at a time.
Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
It is often difficult to determine whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Many nursing home residents lack the ability to communicate this abuse to their loved ones, and others do not report the abuse for fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.
The following factors commonly contribute to nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Frequent or unexplained injuries
- Poor hygiene
- Social withdrawal
- The appearance of being overly medicated
If you believe you have grounds for a Nursing Home Negligence claim, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.