Our nursing home neglect attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving dehydration and malnutrition of residents in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living centers. Nursing care facilities must be vigilant to prevent residents from becoming dehydrated or malnourished. When a person is recognized as being at risk for dehydration, preventative measures should be taken from the offset to avoid dehydration. The failure to prevent these conditions and then treat them before they become too severe is often due to negligence and can give rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Dehydration, or inadequate hydration, occurs when a person’s loss of body fluids is more than his or her intake of fluids. This is a huge problem considering most patients in a nursing homes are not physically able to get their own drinks, and may not be able to properly voice their concerns. Like malnutrition, dehydration can lead to a variety of health problems, like:
Malnutrition means more than not having enough to eat. It means not getting enough vitamins and minerals into the body and can lead to a variety of serious health problems, including:
Our experienced team represent residents and their families in lawsuits involving dehydration and malnutrition. These lawsuits seek compensation for the resident and the family for the injuries suffered. They also serve to prevent such a tragedy from happening to another resident in the future. When a resident dies due to dehydration and malnutrition, we file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members.
If you suspect that a Michigan nursing home resident is suffering from dehydration or malnourishment, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and prove your case, and represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you do not pay any legal fees or costs until you win a settlement. Call now!