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Qualified care providers in nursing homes give our loved ones the specialized attention to health and nutrition they need in their old age. Sadly, some people who are employed by nursing homes are not capable of providing that level of committed care. Staff and management who fail to provide nutritious meals for patients subject them to the severe health effects of malnutrition and dehydration — these negligent individuals could be required to pay damages to your family.

Contact us online or call (540) 318-7360 24/7 for a free consultation with our Harrisonburg malnutrition and dehydration attorneys.

Signs of Malnutrition

The symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration in an elderly person can manifest as physical or mental signs. A lack of proper nutrition can severely disrupt cognitive function and emotional wellness in addition to the bodily effects.

If you observe any of the following symptoms in a nursing home patient, it could be a sign of malnutrition:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Sores of the mouth and thrush
  • Vision problems
  • Confusion
  • Unusual irritability and other behavioral changes
  • Skin conditions

Understanding the Impact of Malnutrition and Dehydration

Malnutrition and dehydration can have serious consequences for the health and well-being of your loved ones, especially those in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. It's important to be aware of the signs of malnutrition and dehydration, such as weight loss, fatigue, and changes in skin and hair condition. If you suspect that your loved one is not receiving the proper care, it's crucial to take action to ensure their safety and well-being.

Seeking compensation for nursing home neglect can help hold facilities accountable for their actions and provide the necessary resources for your loved one's care. Our team of Harrisonburg malnutrition and dehydration lawyers is dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have suffered from neglect and abuse in nursing homes.

Don't wait to take action. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you seek justice for your loved one.

What to Do if You Believe Your Loved One is not Receiving the Proper Care

Any instances of nursing home abuse and/or neglect require immediate action to ensure your loved one is safe. If you suspect that your family member is not being fed properly or is being otherwise neglected in a nursing home facility, the first thing you should do is make sure they are transported to a safe place and receive the necessary medical care.

Once your loved one is safe, begin gathering any evidence you have of the abuse and contact our Harrisonburg malnutrition and dehydration lawyers. We dedicate our practice to protecting the rights of injury victims throughout the state of Virginia and recovering the benefits they need.

Seeking Compensation for Nursing Home Neglect

If you suspect that your loved one is not receiving the proper care and is suffering from malnutrition or dehydration in a nursing home, it is important to take action. Nursing home neglect can have serious consequences and may be grounds for legal action.

At Obenshain Law Group, our experienced Harrisonburg malnutrition and dehydration lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of nursing home residents and their families. We understand the emotional and financial toll that nursing home neglect can have, and we are here to help you seek the compensation your loved one deserves.

When you choose us to represent you, we will:

  • Thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one's malnutrition or dehydration
  • Gather evidence to support your claim, including medical records, witness testimonies, and expert opinions
  • Consult with medical professionals to determine the extent of the harm caused by the neglect
  • Negotiate with the nursing home and their insurance company to reach a fair settlement
  • Prepare your case for trial, if necessary, and advocate for your loved one's rights in court

Our goal is to hold negligent nursing homes accountable and ensure that your loved one receives the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your case. Call us 24/7 at (540) 318-7360 or schedule a free consultation through the form on our website.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What are the long-term effects of malnutrition in elderly individuals?

Long-term effects of malnutrition in elderly individuals can include weakened immune system, increased risk of fractures, impaired wound healing, and cognitive decline.

How can family members advocate for better nutrition in nursing homes?

Family members can advocate for better nutrition in nursing homes by regularly communicating with the nursing home staff, reviewing meal plans and menus, and voicing concerns to the management.

What legal options are available if a loved one is suffering from malnutrition in a nursing home?

Legal options for addressing malnutrition in a nursing home include seeking compensation for damages through a nursing home neglect lawsuit, and engaging the services of experienced malnutrition and dehydration lawyers.

What are the signs of dehydration in elderly individuals?

Signs of dehydration in elderly individuals may include dry mouth, sunken eyes, low urine output, confusion, dizziness, and rapid heart rate.

What role can a legal team play in addressing nursing home neglect related to malnutrition and dehydration?

A legal team can assist in investigating the circumstances, gathering evidence, consulting with medical professionals, negotiating with the nursing home and insurance company, and advocating for the rights of the affected individual.

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