Malnutrition & Dehydration
Protecting Your Elderly Loved Ones
Every nursing home resident has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The most basic way for the staff of a care facility to show that respect is to provide proper nutrition for the residents. If you are concerned that your loved one’s health is in danger due to lack of proper nutrition, an experienced attorney can help you understand your legal options.
At the law office of O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, we have nearly 80 years of combined experience serving elderly Kentuckians and their families. We strongly believe that there is absolutely no excuse for the failure to give food and water to every resident of every nursing home. When residents are suffering from malnutrition or dehydration, serious complications and even death can occur. If nursing home staff simply do their jobs, these things are completely avoidable. Unfortunately, staff members sometimes neglect residents, and when they do, they should be held accountable.
If you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected, schedule a free consultation with a skilled Lexington attorney to discuss the situation. Call 859-554-4727 or contact our law office online.
Recognizing Malnutrition Or Dehydration
Because nursing home residents often have trouble communicating, your loved one may not be able to tell you that he or she is not receiving a proper diet. There are signs you can watch for that may indicate that your loved one is being deprived of food or water. Some of the possible indications are:
- Severe weight loss
- Disorientation and confusion
- Development of bed sores
- Urinary tract infections
We have a long history of representing the victims of nursing home negligence. We will carefully research the nursing home’s history of violations of both federal and state law to determine any pattern of neglect by the facility. We will also explore possible staffing and training deficiencies, which are often a main cause of nursing home injuries.
Do not hesitate to seek legal advice if you are worried about your loved one’s health. The earlier we get involved, the greater the chances we can remedy the situation.
Contact A Lexington Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer For A Free Consultation
If your loved one is ill or has died while in the care of a nursing home or other long-term care facility, we will help you seek justice. Schedule a free initial consultation with our dedicated attorneys by calling 859-554-4727. You can also contact our law firm online.