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Malnutrition Has No Place In A Nursing Home

No elderly person should have to suffer from malnutrition or dehydration in the nursing home that is supposed to care for them. If you believe that your relative has endured such abuse, it is time to find a nursing home abuse attorney.

At Ross Mann Law PLLC, we have handled more than 1,000 claims involving nursing home abuse and neglect in Kentucky. Our team of elder abuse lawyers know how to gather the necessary evidence, put together a legal strategy and hold the perpetrator accountable for the harm they have caused. We seek maximum compensation for your damages, never a lesser amount.

What To Know About These Conditions

Malnutrition is the lack of nutrition as the result of insufficient nutrients. Similarly, dehydration is the lack of body fluid caused by insufficient water intake. Either condition can prove fatal in serious enough circumstances. Even when not fatal, these conditions can cause permanent organ, muscle and brain damage.

The Signs Of Dehydration And Malnutrition In Nursing Homes

It is not always easy to spot the symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration. They can occur so gradually that you do not notice a substantial change in your relative. If an elderly person cannot communicate, then they cannot tell you what is going on. Take note of the possible signs of abuse so you know what to look for:

  • Weight loss
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Dry skin or lips
  • Brown urine
  • Fatigue
  • Poor concentration
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

If the unthinkable happened and your loved one died due to elder abuse or neglect, our team will also stand alongside you throughout the wrongful death claim.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to discuss suspicions of malnutrition or dehydration. To get a completely free consultation with a nursing home dehydration lawyer, please call us toll-free at 888-465-4145 or send us an email today. We serve both the Louisville and Lexington metro areas as well as Ohio.