Malnutrition in Nursing Homes
North Carolina Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Malnutrition is one of the most common types of
nursing home negligence claims. Nursing homes throughout the United States have a legal obligation to
ensure their 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
dehydration and/or malnutrition.
If you believe your loved one is suffering from malnutrition in his or
her nursing home, reach out to Lanier Law Group right away for qualified
legal counsel. Our North Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys
can help you evaluate your case and determine whether you are entitled
to compensation for your damages.
Request a free initial consultation today; call
(855) 757-4204 or submit an
online contact form.
Health Problems Caused by 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
- Increased risk of infection, illness, injuries, etc.
- Extreme fatigue
- Organ failure
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 in North Carolina, you should speak
with a knowledgeable nursing home negligence lawyer right away. An attorney
at our firm can help you contact the appropriate authorities and assist
you in taking legal action against the nursing home and individual caretakers
responsible. If you can successfully prove that the nursing home failed
to provide your loved one with sufficient food and water, you may be able
to recover compensation on his or her behalf.
Contact Lanier Law Group Today
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 and a thorough understanding of the laws
governing nursing homes, and we can provide you with effective legal counsel.
You can trust our dedicated staff to aggressively advocate for your loved
one's rights to proper health and nutrition. We will work tirelessly in
preparing a claim that proves the nursing home was negligent and thus
liable for any injuries, illnesses, or health complications your loved
one is enduring.
To schedule a free consultation to learn more about filing a malnutrition
contact a North Carolina nursing home negligence attorney at Lanier Law Group: