Malnutrition in Michigan Nursing Home Residents

Our nursing home neglect attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases on behalf of residents who suffer injuries from malnutrition in Michigan nursing home. These can be deadly conditions, especially for the elderly. Malnutrition can be a sign that a patient has been neglected by the nursing home staff and facility.  It occurs when a resident receives inadequate nutrition or unbalanced nutrition.

Around one third of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States may suffer from malnutrition conditions that can aggravate or cause more serious medical problems, even death. A recent study states, “Much of this problem could be alleviated by increasing the number of overall staff and trained professional nurses at nursing homes so they can make sure residents are getting enough to eat and drink.”  The Michigan nursing home is responsible for ensuring that the resident receives the proper nutrition.  When a resident suffers injuries due to malnutrition, it can give rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit.

Malnutrition in Michigan Nursing Home Residents Can Cause Serious Health Problems

Malnutrition is not just limited to having a sufficient amount to eat. Malnutrition also means that a person is not getting a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals into the body. This can lead to a variety of serious, even deadly health problems to a resident in a Michigan nursing home. Some of these serious health problems are listed below.

  Confusion and memory loss

  • Weakness, resulting in immobility, falls , bedsores, and pneumonia
  • Inability to fight off sickness
  • Inability to recover from an existing illness
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Impairment of organ function
  • Infection
  • Anemia
  • Death
  • Dehydration

Nursing care facilities must have attentive staff members to prevent residents from becoming malnourished.  When a patient is documented as being at risk for malnourishment, preventative measures should be taken to avoid malnourishment.  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.

Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Malnutrition Attorney No Fee Promise

Our Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys will represent you in your malnutrition case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Malnutrition Attorney

If you suspect your family member is suffering injuries from malnourishment due to nursing home neglect and abuse, you should contact nursing home neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately! Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan attorneys about your case.  We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!

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