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Malnutrition or Dehydration in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes can be an invaluable resource to help care for elderly family members who need more time and attention than is possible for many caretakers trying to make a living, spend time with their spouse and children, and balance all the other responsibilities of daily life. When this difficult decision is made, we expect that these institutions will provide the utmost level of care to our family members. However, some nursing homes fail in this duty.

It is the responsibility of nursing home staff members to ensure residents are well fed and well hydrated, and failure to do so is a very serious form of nursing home abuse. If your loved one has suffered from malnutrition or dehydration at the hands of a negligent nursing home staff member in Danville, a personal injury lawyer at Spiros Law, P.C., may be able to help you file a claim seeking compensation from the party responsible. Call us today at (217) 443-4343 for a free case evaluation.

Causes of Malnutrition or Dehydration in Nursing Homes

Malnutrition in nursing home settings may be caused by a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Inadequate staffing
  • Lack of individualized care
  • Lack of training
  • Intentional abuse

Maintaining the diet of residents is one of the most important responsibilities for Danville nursing home staff member. When they fail to uphold this responsibility, the consequences may be irreparable.

Contact a Danville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for Help

At Spiros Law, P.C., our lawyers are dedicated to helping you pursue justice against negligent nursing home staff members. If your loved one has suffered from malnutrition or dehydration in a Danville nursing home, call us at (217) 443-4343 to speak with a qualified legal representative today.

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