Unfortunately, nursing home patients can sometimes be neglected or otherwise mistreated. Sometimes this neglect or mistreatment takes the form of the nursing home or assisted living facility failing to provide the most basic services for which it was contracted. Failing to provide proper nourishment and hydration, for instance, can result in malnutrition / dehydration and eventually lead to premature death.
The refusal to eat and its ensuing malnutrition / dehydration can lead to the development of pressure sores. However, the need to turn and reposition patients to prevent these bed sores (decubitus ulcers) is often neglected due to improperly trained nurses and nursing staff shortages.
Nursing home neglect is not confined to merely malnutrition / dehydration and bed sores, but can take many forms. For example, falls and fractures can occur when patients try to help themselves when they are not adequately supervised or when nurses are unavailable.
If you called to speak with the nursing home doctor, did he or she take very little time to talk with you or address your concerns about malnutrition / dehydration? Concerned family members are often forced to deal with a part-time doctor who typically is assigned to several different nursing homes and does most of his or her work via telephone. In these frustrating times, our firm can help ensure that your concerns are heard and addressed. In cases of death caused by negligence or malpractice, the Ohio wrongful death law allows for compensation for a variety of damages caused by the death of a loved one. We can help you pursue financial compensation for all elements of your loss.
Nursing Home Malnutrition / Dehydration Lawyers
If you are troubled by the quality of care your parent or loved one has received in a nursing home, please contact us now to discuss your nursing home negligence claim. Our attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.