The last thing you should ever have to worry about is your loved one’s needs not being met when they are living in a nursing home. Unfortunately, there are times when residents in nursing homes suffer from abuse and neglect. Dehydration and malnutrition are signs of neglect, and those responsible need to be held accountable. At Siegel Law, our Fullerton nursing home dehydration and malnutrition attorneys are ready to help.
Why Is Siegel Law Your Best Choice?
When your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect, you need a trusted and experienced Fullerton elder abuse lawyer by your side. Most law firms focus on several practice areas. However, at Siegel Law, we focus exclusively on elder abuse and neglect cases.
Founder Travis Siegel has previous experience as a defense attorney, representing nursing homes, doctors, and hospitals in medical malpractice and negligence cases. This has given him valuable insight into handling these cases.
You will always deal directly with your nursing home malnutrition attorney, not a paralegal or junior associate.
We take these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay until we are successful with your case.
How Will An Attorney Help?
Getting to the bottom of why your loved one is dehydrated or malnourished can be difficult. If they have been neglected, nursing home staff may cover up their actions. Your attorney will be responsible for:
Obtaining all evidence related to the neglect, including gathering medical records, facility records and logs, surveillance video, and more.
Negotiating with the defendant’s insurance and legal team to obtain compensation for what has happened.
Preparing your case for trial if the defendant does not offer a fair settlement.
How Do Dehydration And Malnutrition Affect The Elderly?
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), dehydration is defined as excessive loss of body fluid, usually in excess of 3% of a person’s total body weight. In nursing homes, dehydration is commonly caused by nursing home staff failing to properly care for a resident, improper medication, and a failure to monitor changing medical conditions.
Signs of dehydration include:
Loss of Appetite
Fatigue or Weakness
Dizziness, Faintness, or Lightheadedness
Skin Flushing (red in the face)
Dark Colored Urine
Malnutrition is a form of neglect that results from eating an unbalanced diet that lacks proper nutrients (or has too much of a certain kind of nutrient). In nursing homes, malnourishment of residents usually occurs when the wrong serving sizes are given to residents or when dental and mouth problems prevent the resident from properly eating their food.
Signs of malnourishment include:
Swollen or Bleeding Gums
Fragile Bones, Muscle Loss, Weakness
Mental Decline and Memory Loss
Decreased Organ Function
Let Us Help You Secure The Compensation You Need
In Fullerton, many facilities are responsible for elderly resident care, including:
Gordon Lane Care Center
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC
Park Vista at Morningside
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center
Terrace View Care Center
The Pavilion at Sunny Hills
Windsor Gardens Care Center of Fullerton
If your loved one has been malnourished or dehydrated while living in a nursing home, they may be the victim of neglect or abuse. At Siegel Law, we are going to get to the bottom of what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
Coverage for medical expenses related to the neglect
Pain and suffering damages
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Relocation expenses if a move is necessary
Punitive damages against those responsible for the neglect
When you need a Fullerton nursing home dehydration and malnutrition attorney, you can reach out to Siegel Law at (562) 645-4145 or online to discuss your senior’s legal rights and potential compensation.