When many people think of elder abuse, they think of physical and sexual abuse that occurs in nursing homes. However, there are instances of neglect that can cause serious harm. When a facility neglects the needs of a resident, it could lead to dehydration and malnourishment. At Siegel Law, we are dedicated to holding neglectful caregivers accountable for their actions. When you need an Anaheim nursing home malnutrition attorney, contact us.
Why Is Siegel Law Your Best Option For This Case?
Discovering that your elderly loved one has been neglected can be shocking, and you need an attorney you can trust personally and professionally. At Siegel law, we are dedicated to helping those who have been harmed.
We have extensive experience helping elders who have been neglected and have secure millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
You will work directly with an Anaheim nursing home malnutrition attorney throughout your case, not a junior associate or paralegal.
We will not charge you anything until we successfully secure the compensation you deserve.
Let An Attorney Help You Get Through This
One of the hardest aspects of nursing home neglect cases is establishing liability. Alleged abusers will deny any instances of neglect and blame dehydration and malnourishment on a medical condition. However, your Anaheim nursing home malnutrition lawyer will work to obtain all evidence necessary to establish liability, including your loved one’s medical records, video and photo surveillance, and nursing home records. Your attorney will also:
Secure help from expert medical witnesses if necessary.
Negotiate with the defendant for a fair settlement on behalf of your loved one.
Take your case to trial if necessary to secure the compensation you need.
How Do Malnourishment And Dehydration Happen?
While there are many medical conditions that can lead to dehydration and malnourishment in the elderly, this most often occurs when they are neglected. Family members of those in nursing homes should always be on the lookout for the following signs of dehydration:
Dizziness, Faintness, or Lightheadedness
Skin Flushing (red in the face)
Dark Colored Urine
Loss of Appetite
Fatigue or Weakness
Malnourishment is the result of both a lack of food as well as a lack of a proper diet. Often nursing home staff serve the wrong serving sizes to residents. Malnourishment can also occur when dental or mouth problems in residents persist and go unrecognized.
Signs of malnourishment in nursing home residents can include:
Fragile Bones, Muscle Loss, Weakness
Mental Decline and Memory Loss
Decreased Organ Function
Swollen or Bleeding Gums
In Anaheim, there are several facilities that should properly care for elderly residents, but that may not always be the case. Some of these facilities include:
Anaheim Crest Nursing Center
Anaheim Healthcare Center, LLC
Anaheim Terrace Care Center
Buena Vista Care Center
Coventry Court Health Center
Harbor Villa Care Center
La Palma Nursing Center
Leisure Court Nursing Center
Park Anaheim Healthcare Center
Parkview Healthcare Center
Sun Mar Nursing Center
Walnut Village Rehabilitation and Care Center
West Anaheim Extended Care
West Anaheim Medical Center D/P SNF
Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Anaheim
Let Us Get To Work On This Case Today
If your loved one has been neglected in a nursing home and is suffering from dehydration or malnourishment, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Siegel Law, we are dedicated to helping those who have been abused or neglected at the hands of nursing home employees. We will work to secure the following:
Compensation for your loved one’s medical expenses
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Pain and suffering damages
Coverage to relocate to a new facility
Possible punitive damages against the negligent employees or facility
When you need a nursing home dehydration or malnourishment attorney in Anaheim, you can reach out to Siegel Law at (562) 645-4145 to discuss your senior’s legal rights and potential compensation.