Fort Lee Nursing Home Dehydration & Malnourishment Lawyers
Hackensack Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
Even prison inmates get food and water. How is it possible that a nursing home resident could go thirsty or hungry to the point of physical harm? Through understaffing, neglect and failure to adhere to the person's special needs.
Did your loved one become ill, suffer organ damage or die in a New Jersey nursing home because of dehydration or malnutrition? Fort Lee elder abuse attorney Jae E. Lee and the legal team at Jae Lee Law are committed to holding care facilities responsible for unforgivable nursing home negligence and neglect.
Contact our law firm today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced New Jersey nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.
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It is not sufficient to simply deliver food to a nursing home resident. Frail residents may need assistance to eat or drink. They may have dietary restrictions. They may have loss of appetite from underlying medical ailments or mental health issues.
All too often, dehydration or malnourishment are signs of substandard care and medical negligence. Intake of food and water should be monitored by a doctor or nutritionist, especially if a patient has been ill, has lost weight or has left food untouched.
We conduct a thorough investigation with the help of medical professionals who can attest that the level of care constituted neglect or professional negligence:
- Failing to provide adequate food and water
- Failing to assist with eating or drinking
- Ignoring dietary restrictions
- Withholding food or water
- Failing to record food consumption and fluid intake
- Failing to inform or consult medical staff
- Failing to give intravenous food/fluids (IV) or transfer to a hospital
Accountability for New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect
Dehydration and malnutrition can have physical, mental and emotional effects. It weakens an already compromised immune system, leading to skin disorders, infections and illness. The person may become weak, dizzy, lethargic, confused or depressed. In extreme cases, the person may suffer organ failure, brain damage or death.
Nursing homes are often understaffed, and care workers often lack the adequate training to regarding care, feeding and nutrition. We are skilled at showing how these facilities fell short of the mandated level of care state and federal laws.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced Teaneck, Paramus or North Bergen nursing home injury attorney, contact us today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800. Our law firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay anything unless we win compensation for you.