Dehydration in Nursing Homes
North Carolina Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
malnutrition, dehydration is one of the most common signs of
nursing home abuse and/or neglect. While nursing homes are required to provide their clients with proper
and adequate care, this is not always what occurs. Unfortunately, in many
situations, these facilities fail to care for their patients. This is
often caused by a lack of staff, budget constraints, or even maliciously
abusive staff members.
If you have noticed that your elderly loved one is severely and/or frequently
dehydrated despite being under the care and supposed supervision of a
nursing home, reach out to Lanier Law Group. Our North Carolina nursing
home negligence lawyers can help you determine if you may be entitled
to financial compensation and, if so, can begin building a case aimed
at securing maximum financial compensation.
Call us at (855) 757-4204 or
contact us online to request a free, confidential consultation.
The Dangers of Dehydration
Dehydration is dangerous for anyone but particularly the elderly, as they
tend to suffer from more physical conditions and illnesses that can make
dehydration a matter of life or death. Dehydration occurs when an individual
does not have the fluids they require. This can result from simply not
drinking as much as they should or from medical issues that cause them
to lose fluids. Regardless, it is the nursing home's responsibility to
care for its residents and look after their well-being. If it fails to
do so and a resident suffers from dehydration, the family of the victim
could have grounds to seek legal recourse and could fight for financial
Symptoms of Dehydration
Some of the signs of dehydration are fairly obvious, but others are less
so. Knowing all of the symptoms of dehydration can allow you to be a better
advocate for your loved one.
Some of the most common signs of dehydration include:
- Increased thirst/frequently requesting water or liquids
- Decreased urination
- Urine that is very yellow in color
- Dry mouth
- Dry or irritated skin
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Dizziness and/or lightheadedness
- Low blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Signs of shock
If left unaddressed, dehydration can be life-threatening and may even ultimately prove
fatal. It is absolutely critical that you seek medical attention for your loved
one if he or she is showing any signs of severe dehydration.
Protecting Nursing Home Abuse Victims throughout North Carolina
At Lanier Law Group, we have extensive experience handling nursing home
abuse and neglect claims. We know the
signs to look out for, as well as the steps that must be taken to hold the negligent parties
liable for any damages that were suffered.
By working with an experienced North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyer
from our firm, you will be able to breathe easier knowing that we will
do everything we can to help you protect the rights of your loved one.
With in-depth knowledge of personal injury law, we have what it takes
to handle even the most complex of cases. Call us today to learn more.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect
that has caused dehydration, do not hesitate to
contact us as soon as possible.