There Is No Place for Malnutrition or Dehydration in Your Loved One's Life
Malnutrition and dehydration are among the most common examples of nursing home negligence. When a resident moves into a nursing home, it is the responsibility of the staff to work with the resident's doctor to determine an appropriate dietary plan. Failure to follow the prescribed diet can cause serious health problems and leaves the management and staff liable for damages for additional medical care and suffering the resident experiences.
If your loved one has had an unusual change in weight or shows signs of dehydration, it is possible that the nursing home staff is neglecting its responsibility to provide proper nourishment. Even in cases when the resident refuses to follow the prescribed diet plan, the nursing home still shares responsibility for reporting the problem and working with the resident, family and doctor to develop a plan that works.
Kansas City's Premier Personal Injury Law Firm
Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is one of the region's most recognized legal names in nursing home litigation. If your loved one is exhibiting signs of malnutrition or dehydration, do not assume everything will turn out all right. The staff will generally follow the path of least resistance, even if that means putting your elderly parent or grandparent at nutritional risk.
Our attorneys have been successfully representing victims of nursing home abuse in Missouri and Kansas and throughout the United States for more than 25 years. We know the laws regarding feeding and care and we know how to investigate beneath the surface to find evidence of neglect.
Our trial attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in personal injury lawsuits.
Talk to us if you suspect your loved one is suffering negligence such as:
- Nursing home malnutrition, failure to follow the prescribed dietary plan
- Medication errors, failure to follow medical prescriptions
- Pressure ulcers, unsanitary conditions
- Injuries from falls
- Physical assault, sexual abuse, failure to supervise staff and residents
- Mental or emotional abuse
- Wandering off property or away from the group
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
From our offices in Independence, Missouri, our lawyers represent clients in the Kansas City metro region and in communities throughout Missouri and Kansas, including Olathe, Wichita, Lenexa and Overland Park. Contact us to arrange a free consultation about your nursing home malnutrition claim by calling 888-353-0491 or emailing us.