Fighting Malnutrition And Dehydration In Nursing Homes
The victims of nursing negligence are typically unable to stand up for themselves. When basic human needs are not being met as a result of abuse, neglect or indifference, their loved ones need to take action. If you think something does not seem right with your loved one, chances are you are right.
To hold nursing homes and hospitals accountable for abuse or neglect, you need a skilled attorney on your side. At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, we have more than 25 years of personal injury experience. We have the resources necessary to take on these institutions and the insurance companies and defense teams hired to protect them to provide these victims and their families the compensation they deserve.
What Leads To Dehydration And Malnutrition?
Malnutrition and dehydration often stem from the failure to provide adequate nutrition or properly assist residents or patients with eating their food, drinking fluids or taking nutritional supplements. This lack of care is caused by:
- Inadequate staffing
- Failure to create or administer personalized care plans
- Poorly trained personnel
- No supervision provided at meal time
- Failure to assess how illness may affect appetite or ability to eat
- Ignoring tremors, poor dental health and other factors that can make it difficult for an individual to eat
When these or any other causes lead to nursing home residents or hospital patients not receiving the nutrients they need to function, anemia, infections, weakness, pneumonia, suppressed immune systems and many other conditions can happen as a result. In the worst cases, malnutrition and dehydration can even result in the wrongful death of a loved one.
Help Your Loved Ones — Contact Isenberg & Hewitt, PC.
To learn about how you can protect your loved ones, contact our firm to set up a free consultation with our Atlanta malnutrition and dehydration lawyers. We are MARTA-accessible.