Malnutrition and Dehydration
How Does a Nursing Home Patient Become Malnourished or Dehydrated?
Nursing home patients are uniquely susceptible to serious medical complications when they are not properly fed or hydrated. Feeding patients and providing them with adequate liquids can sometimes be a struggle. Patients may be taking medications that cause them to be nauseous. Some patients may want to skip meals because they are depressed or ill.
While challenges may arise, nursing homes are responsible to provide the care that their patients require. Nursing home staff must be patient, nurses must be vigilant and nursing home facilities must have adequate measures in place to ensure that patients receive the nutrition and liquids they require.
Injuries from Malnutrition and Dehydration
When nursing home patients do not receive proper nutrition and hydration, they are more susceptible to infection, illness, fatigue, depression and other medical complications. In some cases, a lack of sufficient nutrition and hydration can cause nursing home patients to suffer fatal injuries.
Help for Nursing Home Injury Victims
If your loved one has suffered a serious or fatal injury at a nursing home due to dehydration or malnutrition, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at RGLZ Personal Injury Law. We represent clients throughout New York in nursing home injury claims.
Since 1968, our firm has represented thousands of injury victims in personal injury claims. We have a strong record of results, including numerous million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. You can rely on us for the experienced, knowledgeable and vigorous representation you require.
Let the RGLZ Family Help Your Family
We handle all nursing home negligence claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Suffolk County nursing home injury lawyers, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail.