Malnutrition is a sad sign of gross negligence in nursing facilities. The malnutrition attorneys at the Clinesmith Law Firm are devoted to protecting the rights of the elderly by litigating nursing home abuse cases that involve malnutrition, neglect, and abuse.
Malnutrition is a form of abuse that is hard to detect and diagnose in the elderly, as many symptoms overlap with natural signs of aging. However, we are a dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals, medical experts, nurses, and more who investigate claims and build the strongest case for a positive outcome.
There are multiple reasons that malnutrition occurs in nursing home facilities, but none of them are excusable. Your first clues that dehydration or malnutrition are occurring with an elderly patient may be disorientation and confusion, which is never a normal characteristic at any age.
Other signs of malnutrition include:
Gross negligence is defined by law as a conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care which is likely to cause foreseeable grave injury or harm to persons, property or both. If you suspect a loved one is suffering from malnutrition intentionally, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance immediately.
Malnutrition in the elderly can be caused by many factors:
Nutritional professionals such as doctors and nurses advise nursing homes to conduct regular screenings by qualified health care staff to determine if malnutrition is present. However, because of the lack of medical assessments and screenings in the nursing home industry, this disease often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
The Clinesmith Law Firm is focused on bringing justice to the elderly who are suffering abuse in nursing homes and other senior care facilities. If you or a loved one is being abused in their nursing home, you will need experienced legal representation that isn’t going to put your case on the back burner.
Our malnutrition attorneys give your claim our undivided attention and use a team of experts to analyze, evaluate and defend your case in a court of law if necessary. If you or a loved one is experiencing the gross negligence of malnutrition in a nursing home facility anywhere in the United States, call the lawyers at the Clinesmith Law Firm at (877) 976-8411 today.
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