Nursing Home Dehydration May Be Cause for Legal Action
Adequate hydration is an essential part of providing proper care to nursing home residents. Dehydration is preventable and can lead to various physical and mental impairments, including death. At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., we provide dedicated legal representation to people who have sustained nursing home neglect and abuse. We are well-versed in the proper steps nursing home staff should take to prevent residents from becoming dehydrated. We can pursue fair compensation on behalf of your loved one and ensure negligent parties are held responsible.
Do you suspect your loved one is suffering from dehydration in a nursing home facility?
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Dehydration Can Be Accelerated by Other Factors
Nursing home employees should be properly trained in how to provide food and liquid to residents. Many residents have risk factors that require careful attention to water intake. Our attorneys are aware of these risk factors that include the following:
- Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Urinary incontinence
- Use of diuretics, laxatives and other medications
- Vomiting, diarrhea and fever
Along with malnutrition, dehydration can heighten existing conditions and cause problems such as anemia, low blood pressure, broken bones and tooth decay. In some situations, a nursing home resident may die.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Case
We are dedicated to protecting the rights of your elderly loved one and holding negligent parties accountable. If your loved one has been harmed by the negligence of a nursing home facility or employee, you may be able to take legal action. Our attorneys can ensure your concerns are heard and compensation is obtained. Call 414-914-2803 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.