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Dehydration & Malnutrition

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney – Charles N. Rock

Nursing homes are entrusted with some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and one of their most important responsibilities is providing each patient with an adequate supply of nutrition and fluids. Unfortunately, some nursing homes do not live up to their obligations and put profits before patients instead.

At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, our elder abuse lawyer will help patients and their families pursue dehydration and malnutrition lawsuits against negligent nursing homes. To schedule a free consultation with nursing home abuse attorney Charles Rock, contact us today. We will not charge a fee unless we help you obtain restitution.

Holding Nursing Homes Accountable for Neglectful Behavior

Nursing homes must follow careful procedures in order to make sure their patients are getting enough nutrition. When they do not do so, they may be putting patients at serious risk. The following are some of the major causes of dehydration and malnutrition in nursing homes:

  • Insufficient food budgets: Some nursing homes put profits above their patients to such a great degree that they do not provide enough food for their patients to gain adequate nutrition and maintain their weight.
  • Understaffing: Some nursing homes do not have enough nurses and aides on staff to provide appropriate assistance to patients who are not fully capable of feeding themselves. Over time, this can cause malnutrition as well as related problems such as bed sores and depression.
  • Inadequate monitoring: Nursing homes are supposed to monitor how much fluid patients — especially those who have trouble holding their bladders — are taking in and putting out. Failure to do so may result in dehydration.

Our nursing home and elder abuse attorney works with credible nursing home experts to demonstrate how our clients have been injured by their nursing homes’ failure to follow established standards of care and attention.

If your parent or other loved one has gotten ill or died due to dehydration or malnutrition in a nursing home, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your option with dedicated nursing home abuse lawyer Charles Rock. ServingNewburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and communities throughout New York.