Michigan Dehydration & Malnutrition Lawyers
Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving dehydration and malnutrition of residents in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living centers in Michigan. 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 in Michigan Nursing Home
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:
- Confusion and disorientation
- Urinary tract infections
Malnutrition in Michigan Nursing Home
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:
- 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
Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers 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 nursing home resident is suffering from dehydration or malnourishment, you should contact our office at (800) 606-1717 immediately to discuss your case with one of our experienced nursing home lawyers. The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys handle cases against Michigan nursing homes and residential facilities on behalf of patients who have suffered from dehydration and malnutrition. These can be life-threatening conditions, especially for the elderly. Call now so that you or your loved one get the immediate help they need. 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!
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