Dehydration/Malnutrition

Minnesota & Nebraska Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Dehydration and malnutrition tend to go hand-in-hand. Every day, someone in the country is in a nursing home suffering from dehydration and malnutrition because they are neglected. They are typically bedridden individuals or those with some mobility and the staff does not meet their hydration and nutritional needs like they should.

As a matter of fact, dehydration is one of the most common reasons why nursing home residents are admitted to emergency rooms. It shows how common dehydration and malnutrition are in nursing homes today and it is one of the worst types of abuse.

If you have a loved one who has suffered from dehydration or malnutrition due to the negligence of nursing home staff, you may be able to hold the nursing home liable for the financial damages. With the help of a nursing home injury lawyer, you can recover compensation for medical expenses and other costs related to the incident.

Representing Victims Of Dehydration And Malnutrition In Nursing Homes

As a person ages, their sense of thirst and hunger may reduce. It is for this reason that the nursing home has dieticians on the staff to make sure the residents are receiving the hydration and nutrients that they require. Malnutrition and dehydration can only occur if there is some kind of neglect occurring and both are quite dangerous.

Dehydration is very dangerous when it occurs because it can lead to more complicated health issues. Malnutrition can rob a senior of a lot in their lives. When a person lives at a nursing home, it is their right to be treated with respect, compassion and dignity. When neglect occurs, our attorneys work diligently to ensure that your loved one is able to receive the compensation that he or she needs for medical bills and other expenses.

Straightforward Representation

When you come to our nursing home injury attorneys for help in your loved one’s dehydration/malnutrition case, you will have a 75-year history working for you. We are known for our dedication to the client, our work ethic, and the ability to get results. We give you advice that enables you to make the right decisions and we ensure that you know what is happening in the case every step of the way.

Contact Our Elder Abuse Lawyers

Dehydration and/or malnutrition of a loved one while in the care of a nursing home are signs of negligence. If you have noticed that your loved one is showing signs of dehydration or malnutrition or a physician has determined that they have suffered from dehydration and malnutrition, you may be able to file a claim against the nursing home for neglect. To learn more about your rights and options, call Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas at the Wayzata, MN office or the Omaha, Nebraska office at 612-339-4511 or 1-800-328-4340 for a free consultation.