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Malnutrition and Dehydration

Have You Noticed Sudden Weight Loss in Your Loved One?

Sudden weight loss, confusion or disorientation, sores around and in the mouth, cracked lips, dry skin, sunken eyes, fever and thirst are signs that a loved one might not be receiving proper food and fluids.

And when nursing home or assisted living residents are inadequately nourished, numerous health problems can occur, including broken bones from falls due to weakness, bedsores, anemia, urinary tract infections, loss of muscle mass, pneumonia or even death. Malnourished and dehydrated adults also become more susceptible to infection, illness, fatigue and depression.

If you suspect that your loved one may be malnourished or dehydrated because of neglect, we can help. At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., our nursing home negligence attorneys help victims who receive inadequate care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Bronx and Brooklyn and throughout New York. We have been representing injured New Yorkers for more than 40 years and we have a proven record of successful case results for victims of negligence and abuse. We put that knowledge and experience to work for you. To learn more, contact us online via e-mail or call 212-750-1200. We fight, you win.

Why Malnutrition and Dehydration Occur in Bronx Nursing Homes

Quite simply, most cases of malnutrition and dehydration in nursing home residents occur because of nursing home neglect. Residents require a certain amount of fluids and nutrients to maintain health. And many residents may need assistance during mealtimes or careful monitoring so accurate records of what they are eating and drinking are kept.

Without this proper staffing, it can be difficult to make sure residents are receiving adequate nutrition on a daily basis.

Other Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

In addition to malnutrition and dehydration, other signs of neglect are often seen in nursing homes when residents do not receive adequate assistance with:

  • Proper body positioning, which can lead to bedsores
  • Bathing or hand washing, which can lead to infection and poor hygiene
  • Going to the bathroom or changing disposable briefs, which can result in residents falling or being left sitting in their own urine and feces
  • Walking, which limits mobility
  • Participating in other activities, which can lead to isolation and withdrawal

Contact Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C.: Good Lawyers, Good Friends

It is important to protect the rights of your loved one. Our nursing home negligence lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help victims of malnutrition and dehydration obtain full and fair compensation for the injuries they have suffered. To schedule a free consultation at our New York office, contact us online or call 212-750-1200. If you are unable to come to our office, we can travel to you.

Contact Trolman, Glaser, & Lichtman, PC

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