Understanding Dehydration And Malnutrition In Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are trusted to care for the elderly, sick and disabled. Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide their patients with quality care. When nursing homes fail to act responsibly, their patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries.
If your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence, contact the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Our attorneys represent clients in a wide range of nursing home injury claims. We are committed to helping people who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of nursing home facilities and their staff.
How Malnutrition And Dehydration Occur
Nursing home patients are often highly susceptible to illness due to age, health problems and physical inactivity. Patients who do not maintain a proper diet or obtain proper fluids may suffer serious medical complications or possibly death.
All too often, nursing home patients do not get the proper nutrition they need from their diet. In many cases, nursing home patients may choose to skip meals because they are suffering from nausea. Nursing home staff must take proper precautions to ensure that patients are eating a proper diet and obtaining sufficient fluids to avoid the health risks associated with dehydration and malnutrition.
Holding Nursing Homes Accountable For Negligence
To contact a North Carolina nursing home negligence lawyer at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., call 910-779-3135 or contact us by email. We are pleased to offer a free consultation. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you.