Attorneys for Malnutrition or Dehydration in Kankakee Nursing Homes
Do you have a loved one in a nursing home who is now suffering from malnutrition or dehydration? If so, you need the help of an attorney experienced in helping nursing home patients and their families. It is important to get legal help immediately before your loved one’s situation gets worse and they endure additional suffering or develop severe complications. You need the Kankakee nursing home abuse attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C..
Not monitoring or not providing your loved one’s food and water intake at all is inexcusable. Even if your loved one’s Kankakee nursing home caregivers were not intentionally negligent, you expect your family member to receive the conscientious and adequate care that they deserve. If the caregivers were or are being negligent, you need to take immediate action and get an experienced and competent attorney from Spiros Law, P.C. involved.
Malnourishment and dehydration in the elderly and disabled are extremely serious. If allowed to continue, your loved one could experience other health problems, such as low blood pressure or organ damage. They may become lightheaded or dizzy and suffer a serious fall. If the situation continues, it can lead to death.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from malnutrition or dehydration and you did not get an appropriate response from nursing home management in Kankakee, don’t wait any longer to take legal action. Call the experienced attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 today. Together, let’s end your loved one’s needless suffering before it’s too late.
Why Hire Spiros Law, P.C.?
At Spiros Law, P.C., we understand how disturbing it is to discover that your loved one is suffering when you were expecting the nursing home staff to provide the level of care your loved one deserves. The attorneys at our firm have a reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for our clients, and in particular, those who are extremely vulnerable, like the elderly and disabled.
James D. Spiros founded Spiros Law, P.C. in 2005. He and our other experienced attorneys continue to fight for our Illinois clients. We work to not only right the wrongs that our clients experience but also to seek just compensation on their behalf.
Our attorneys have significant experience helping patients who have been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused, who have fallen, or who have not received an acceptable level of care in Kankakee nursing homes. We believe there is no excuse for any type of nursing home care negligence, whether intentional or unintentional.
Don’t wait any longer to seek justice for your loved one’s suffering. Schedule a free consultation with the experienced and compassionate Kankakee nursing home malnutrition and dehydration attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C.. You can schedule an appointment easily by contacting us here, or you can call (815) 929-9292.
Types of Kankakee Nursing Home Malnutrition and Dehydration Cases We Handle
Kankakee nursing homes exist to provide assistance around the clock to people who need it, such as the elderly and the disabled. Nursing home caregivers or management may try to deny that your loved one isn’t receiving sufficient food or water. If your loved one complains about a lack of food or water or shows any of these signs, you need to seek legal help immediately:
- Feeling thirsty or having dry mouth
- Skin appears drier than normal
- Flushed (reddened) face
- Gums look swollen or are bleeding, or their teeth are decaying
- Darkening of urine and organ abnormalities
- Loss of appetite and/or weight loss
- Bloated abdomen
- Unusually tired or weak or appear to have muscle loss
- Get the chills or feel lightheaded or dizzy
- Difficulty breathing
- Exhibit confusion, difficulties remembering, and other symptoms of mental decline
- Wounds that don’t heal
The most recent Adult Maltreatment Report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center (APS TARC) indicates a rise in investigations into adult protective services. The Illinois Department of Aging also reported an increase, and nearly one in five victims is aged 86 or older.
Kankakee nursing homes should be providing highly-rated services to their residents, and yet, according to the Medicare rating system, only one nursing home in Kankakee county can claim the highest 5-star rating.
Realizing that your loved one is suffering at the hands of nursing home caregivers is traumatic and can leave you feeling guilty. At Spiros Law, P.C., we want to assure you that the only ones at fault are the nursing home caregivers who did not provide your loved one with adequate food and water.
Our firm has the resources and experience to investigate and put together a strong case for you. We will review medical records and other nursing home documents, interview witnesses and experts, and look for signs of the nutritional negligence that led to your loved one’s malnutrition and dehydration so you and they get the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Nursing Home Neglect That Lead to Malnutrition and Dehydration
Kankakee nursing home caregivers may be guilty of passive nutritional neglect of your loved one, which means they are unintentionally not providing for their basic needs, such as food and water. However, nursing home management should employ trained staff and have adequate supervision so that this type of neglect does not occur.
Management should also ensure the nursing home has adequate staffing so that caregivers are not too overworked to provide your loved one with individualized care. Elderly and disabled residents often require extra assistance to ensure they get the proper nourishment and fluid intake.
Finally, Kankakee nursing home management should provide a working environment that does not lead to high staff turnover.
Active neglect is when nursing home staff intentionally withholds food or water from residents. This is absolutely unacceptable, and those perpetrators and nursing home management groups who participate in this activity should pay for their unconscionable actions.
The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. will help you put an end to this type of mistreatment and hold those at fault accountable.
Call Us Today
Don’t wait another day to seek justice for the harm done to your loved one that led to their malnutrition and dehydration. Those responsible for this unacceptable treatment must be held accountable. You and your loved one deserve justice and compensation. Contact the experienced Kankakee nursing home malnutrition and dehydration attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (815) 929-9292 today.