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Malnutrition or Dehydration in Nursing Homes

One of the most important responsibilities of nursing home staff members is to monitor and maintain the diets of their patients. Unfortunately, all too often, negligent nursing home staff members fail to uphold this responsibility, leading to the malnutrition or dehydration of residents. Malnutrition and dehydration is a much more serious threat for elderly or disabled nursing home residents, and can sometimes lead to severe complications or even death.

At Spiros Law, P.C., we know how difficult it can be to hear that your loved one has been mistreated, and our lawyers are dedicated to helping you hold negligent nursing staff accountable for their behavior. To speak with a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer about the particulars of your case, please call our Kankakee offices today at (815) 929-9292.

Causes of Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes

Whether out of ignorance or abuse, allowing a resident to develop malnutrition or dehydration is absolutely unacceptable. Some of the most common causes for malnutrition and dehydration in Kankakee nursing homes include:

  • Inadequate staffing
  • Intentional abuse (for discipline or otherwise)
  • Lack of individualized care
  • High nursing home turnover

At Spiros Law, P.C., our Kankakee lawyers believe that you should not have to pay for substandard care or the medical consequences that malnutrition or dehydration may bring. We can help you fight for justice and compensation on behalf of your loved one.

Contact a Kankakee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for Help

The lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., have a broad range of experience in malnutrition and dehydration cases, and are prepared to help you seek compensation for any abusive behavior you or your loved one has endured. For a free case evaluation, please call our Kankakee offices today at (815) 929-9292.