Placing your loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision to make, and is often made with the expectation that they will receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, cases of malnutrition and dehydration in nursing homes due to neglect or abuse are all too common, and they can lead to serious health consequences for residents. Our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers at Gray and White Law are here to advocate for your loved one’s rights and hold negligent facilities accountable. Call (502) 210-8942 or complete our online form to arrange your free consultation today.
Why Choose Us?
- We have secured millions in compensation on behalf of our former clients.
- We will work tirelessly for you and your loved one to achieve a favorable outcome for your case.
- We have extensive experience handling complex cases and work as a team to ensure each one receives the personalized attention and representation it deserves.
The Devastating Impact of Malnutrition and Dehydration
When nursing homes fail to provide adequate nutrition and hydration, residents may experience:
- Weight loss and muscle wasting
- Weakness and fatigue
- Cognitive decline
- Increased vulnerability to infections
- Bedsores and skin issues
- Falls and fractures due to weakened muscles and bones
- Decreased quality of life
- In severe cases, wrongful death
The toll on quality of life is immeasurable, robbing residents of their dignity and well-being. This form of neglect is not only a violation of trust but a grave injustice that demands swift and resolute action.
Identifying Signs of Malnutrition and Dehydration
It is essential to recognize the signs of malnutrition and dehydration in nursing home residents. Common indicators include:
- Noticeable weight loss
- Sunken eyes or cheeks
- Fatigue and weakness
- Difficulty swallowing
- Dental problems
- Cognitive changes
- Dry, cracked lips and mouth
- Dark urine or infrequent urination
- Sunken eyes
- Rapid heartbeat
- Dizziness or confusion
- Skin that remains “tented” when pinched
If your loved one is exhibiting any of these symptoms, immediate medical attention is critical. Healthcare professionals will closely monitor vital signs, electrolyte levels, weight, and overall clinical condition to ensure progress. Depending on the severity and duration of malnutrition, physical therapy, and rehabilitation may be needed to rebuild strength and functionality.
How an Attorney Can Help
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from malnutrition or dehydration in a nursing home, a lawyer can assist you by:
Investigating the Case
An attorney will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence of neglect or abuse, including medical records, witness statements, and facility inspection reports.
Consulting with Medical Experts
They will consult with medical experts to establish a connection between the neglect and your loved one’s health decline.
Filing a Lawsuit
A lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against the negligent nursing home to seek compensation for your loved one’s injuries and suffering.
Negotiating and Litigating
Attorneys who are skilled negotiators with trial experience will fight for your loved one’s rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation, whether through negotiations or trial.
Speak to a Trusted Lawyer Today
If your loved one has suffered from malnutrition or dehydration in a nursing home, contact Gray and White Law. Our Louisville Nursing Home Malnutrition and Dehydration Attorney can offer compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation and will fight tirelessly to protect your loved one’s rights and well-being. Call (502) 210-8942 or send us a message online to arrange a free consultation today.