A Stern Legal Response To Nursing Home Dehydration And Malnourishment

Unfortunately, nursing home patients can sometimes be neglected or otherwise mistreated. Sometimes this takes the form of the facility failing to provide the most basic services for which it was contracted. Failing to provide proper nourishment and hydration, for instance, can result in malnutrition or dehydration and eventually lead to premature death.

If your feel your loved one has not received proper care from a nursing home or assisted living staff, the lawyers at Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, are ready to discuss your concerns. We are committed to protecting the rights of nursing home patients and their families.

What Signs Should You Watch For?

The refusal to eat and its ensuing malnutrition/dehydration can lead to the development of pressure sores. However, the need to turn and reposition patients to prevent these bedsores (decubitus ulcers) is often neglected due to improperly trained nurses and nursing staff shortages.

Nursing home neglect is not confined to malnutrition. It can take many forms. For example, falls and fractures can occur when patients try to help themselves when they are not adequately supervised or when nurses are unavailable.

In cases of death caused by negligence or malpractice, the Ohio wrongful death law allows for compensation for a variety of damages caused by the death of a loved one. We can help you pursue financial compensation for all elements of your loss.

If you question the quality of care your parent or loved one is receiving in a nursing home, call 216-861-0111 or use our online contact form to share information about your nursing home negligence concern. Our attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.