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.
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.