Dehydration is the most common fluid and electrolyte problem that affects the elderly. In nursing homes across America, this issue affects two out of every five residents. The Clinesmith Law Firm has a team of experienced dehydration lawyers who can evaluate your case and help you seek the proper legal remedies.
Dehydration is a common eldercare problem that needs to be addressed immediately before leading to life-threatening consequences. This can also be a hard thing to detect in your loved one if you suspect it is an issue in their senior care facility. Dehydration in the elderly can be mild to moderate or a severe medical emergency.
The following are signs and symptoms that may indicate dehydration:
It should be noted that detecting dehydration in the elderly can sometimes be hard, as the symptoms of thirst and dry mouth are not always reliable. The best indicator is the color of urine; dark yellow or amber color usually signals dehydration. Other symptoms of dehydration include frequent headaches, low blood pressure, constipation, and dizziness.
There really is no excuse for abusing or neglecting an elderly patient in a nursing home, and that is why our lawyers fight to represent your case with all of the evidence and with research from our expert team of medical experts, nurses, paralegals and more.
Often you will find that dehydration in a nursing home is caused by one of the following:
The dehydration lawyers at the Clinesmith Law Firm are dedicated to protecting the rights and livelihood of the elderly who may be experiencing nursing home abuse. If you suspect an elderly patient is suffering from dehydration, contact our office for a free consultation. We fight for you.
Nursing home abuse of the elderly is a serious crime. For a free consultation regarding your individual case, contact the lawyers at the Clinesmith Law Firm at (877) 976-8411. We have offices located in Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York!
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