Malnutrition & Dehydration
Our Greenville Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer Can Help You Seek Justice
Sadly, nursing home abuse is still an enormous problem in the United States.
Most people want their loved ones to be in a safe haven when they place
them into a nursing home, but they always run the risk the facility will
be abusive. Many are afraid their loved ones will be subjected to physical
abuse, but the most common forms of nursing home abuse are malnutrition
and dehydration. Between 1999 and 2002, about 14,000 nursing home residents
died as a result of malnutrition and dehydration.
If your loved one was harmed or killed by a negligent nursing home facility,
let us assist you in seeking compensation. Our skilled
Greenville nursing home abuse & neglect attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of carelessness hold the guilty party
accountable. We can help you recover the cost of medical bills and pain
and suffering from the at-fault facility. Also, if your loved one was
fatally harmed, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Get your case started by calling us at (864) 408-8890 or
filling out our online form today.
What Causes These Conditions?
Malnutrition is defined as the condition resulting from eating an unbalanced
diet lacking the proper amount of nutrients or having too much of one
kind of nutrient. When an elderly patient in a nursing home experiences
malnutrition, this could be caused by several different factors. In the
United States, a shortage of food usually isn’t the problem. Instead,
a lack of awareness of the physical and nutritional necessities of each
patient might be the cause. Nutrition often doesn’t come in a one-size-fits-all
package. Each patient is unique and requires different dietary needs.
If the facility doesn’t meet these requirements, they could be held
liable for nursing home abuse. Likewise, elderly patients are often unable
to feed themselves, which is why they require the care and dedication
of the nursing home staff. If patients are improperly fed or neglected,
they might be unable to feed themselves.
Dehydration happens when a patient loses excessive body fluids. The condition
can be caused by illness, medication side effects, and/or a decrease of
fluids intake. In nursing homes, dehydration can occur when staff forgets
or refuses to provide enough fluids.
Discuss Your Case with Us Today
Harming an elderly patient is inexcusable. Seniors are some of the most
vulnerable members of society, and they can’t often fight for their
Christian & Davis LLC can provide experienced legal advocacy to help them recover financial
compensation for their injuries. Let us see what we can do for you and
by phone or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation
today. We look forward to speaking with you.