Malnutrition & Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home residents are vulnerable to malnutrition especially if caretakers
are irresponsible and may
neglect the residents. When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing facility
you expect the best treatment and care to be provided to them. However,
malnutrition is one of the most common forms of nursing home neglect.
Malnutrition has very visible physical symptoms such as extreme weight
loss and visible dehydration. It can also cause weakened immune systems
making a person vulnerable to other infections and diseases. If you or
a loved one has been a victim of such neglect, do not hesitate to discuss
the situation with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
Protect Your Loved Ones
It is very important that your loved one receives a healthy and balanced
diet. Nursing home patients are usually older, senior citizens or people
who are unable to take care of themselves due to a disability. Nursing
home caretakers are entrusted with the responsibility to take care of
these people and it is very important that they provide the basic needs
and look after their wellbeing. Malnutrition can have serious side effects
and may also result in
wrongful death. Hiring a lawyer can help in fighting back against the negligence of such
care providers by tackling the problem at its source.
Our lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP have over 60 years of experience.
We are members of The American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial
Lawyers. Each of our clients is offered the best of our knowledge and
the expertise that we have gathered over the years. We deal with
nursing home abuse and neglect very seriously. We understand that it may lead to
wrongful death, so we make sure that the person responsible for such neglect is held
accountable. You can be assured that your case is of the utmost importance
to our team, and our top priority is achieving justice for your loved one.