Injuries from Dehydration
At least a third of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States may suffer from malnutrition or dehydration, according to a study funded by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation.
Inadequate staffing, a lack of individualized care and high staff turnover (especially aides) contribute to this serious form of elder abuse. The solution is simple: increase the number of staff members at nursing homes who are available to help residents eat and drink. However, nursing home owners can put profits over people. When they do, their vulnerable, elderly residents pay the price.
Elder Neglect Attorney for Upper Marlboro & Annapolis
If you believe your loved one is suffering from malnutrition or dehydration because of nursing home negligence or neglect in an assisted living facility, please contact an elder abuse attorney at the Jaklitsch Law Group today. We will investigate to determine whether the nursing home was negligent in its duties.
Violating Standards of Care
Nursing homes must meet a government-established standard of care for their residents. If they fail to do so, they can be held liable for the damages they cause to residents. Allowing residents to suffer malnutrition or dehydration violates the most basic standards of proper nursing home care.
Our nursing home attorneys will review the nursing home’s records, interview witnesses, and hire medical experts to determine whether your loved one suffered from dehydration and who is at fault. Did a staff member fail to notice that the resident hadn’t been drinking or eating? Did they fail to provide an IV or to request medical care? Whatever the case, you can rely on our legal team to see that your elderly family member receives justice.
To discuss your case, please contact us.
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