Our Michigan nursing home lawyers handle cases against nursing homes and residential facilities on behalf of residents who suffer from malnutrition and dehydration. Both of these conditions of are signs that a resident has been neglected by the nursing home staff and can lead to prolonged hospitalization and even death. In cases involving death, we file a wrongful death lawsuit for the surviving family members.
How are Malnutrition and Dehydration Defined?
Malnutrition means more than simply not having enough to eat. It also means that the resident not getting the necessary amount vitamins and minerals into the body to sustain a person's health. This condition can lead to serious health problems, such as::
- Confusion and memory loss
- Weakness, resulting in immobility, falls, bedsores, and pneumonia
- Inability to fight off sickness
- Inability to recover from an existing illness
- Loss of muscle mass
- Impairment of organ function
Dehydration, or inadequate hydration, occurs when a person's loss of body fluids is more than his or her intake of fluids. Like malnutrition, dehydration can lead to a variety of serious health problems, including:
- Confusion and disorientation
- Urinary tract infections
What is a Nursing Home's Liability When A Resident Is Dehydrated or Malnourished?
Nursing care facilities must be vigilant to prevent residents from becoming malnourished or dehydrated. When a resident is determined to be a risk for dehydration, preventative measures must be taken to avoid injury or death. The failure to prevent and treat these conditions can give rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit. The lawsuits seek compensation for the injury and harm suffered by the resident, which in many instances includes death.
Who is the Best Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer?
The nursing home attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to dehydration and malnutrition. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any nursing home issue.
Contact Our Michigan Nursing Home Lawyers
If you suspect that a nursing home resident was malnourished or became dehydrated due to poor care, you should contact our office as soon as possible at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on the case immediately. You can also submit the Get Help Now form on this page and we will call you shortly. Our attorneys operate under a strict No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay a dime unless we are able to win a settlement for you. It is important to speak with an attorney right away regarding your options because there are time deadlines that must be met in order to proceed with a Michigan nursing home lawsuit.