Nursing Home Neglect Attorney in North Carolina
Malnutrition is one of the most common nursing home negligence claims filed today. North Carolina nursing homes have a legal obligation to ensure its residents and patients receive proper food, water, and nutrition. When a nursing home neglects a resident by failing to provide adequate food, water, or necessary vitamins or supplements, the resident may suffer from malnutrition. When left untreated, malnutrition can lead to a number of serious health problems and complications, some of which include:
- Hair loss or thinning hair
- Skin discoloration
- Extreme weight loss
- Diminished muscle mass and strength
- Loss of mobility
- Higher propensity of getting bed sores
- Weakened immune system
- More likely to suffer from infection, illness, injuries, etc.
- Extreme fatigue
- Organ failure
Is an elderly loved one suffering from malnutrition?
Malnutrition is a serious violation of a person's right to live a happy and healthy life. If you think your loved one may be suffering from malnutrition due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you should speak with a knowledgeable nursing home negligence lawyer right away. An attorney can help you contact the appropriate authorities as well as assist you in taking legal action against the nursing home and individual caretakers responsible. If you successfully can prove that the nursing home failed to provide your loved one with sufficient food and water, you may recover compensation on his or her behalf.
Contact a North Carolina Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Today
At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we are committed to helping individuals and families throughout North Carolina put a stop to malnutrition and other forms of nursing home neglect. We have a great deal of knowledge, practice, and understanding of the laws governing nursing homes, and we could provide you with effective legal counsel. You can trust our dedicated staff to aggressively advocate your loved one's rights to proper health and nutrition, and work tirelessly in preparing a claim that the nursing home was negligent and thus liable for any injuries, illnesses, or health complications your loved one has been or is enduring.
To schedule a free consultation to learn more about filing a malnutrition claim, please contact a North Carolina nursing home negligence attorney today!