Malnutrition & Dehydration

California Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Basic human care includes eating right and drinking enough water. Because of that, nursing homes are required to have a dietician on staff so that residents have an appropriate dietary plan tailored to fit their individual needs and medical conditions. The problem is that that plan exists on paper. The staff needed to carry out that plan – to make certain that clients are getting what they need from a nutrition standpoint – often do not exist at all.

Malnutrition and dehydration are a tremendous problem in California nursing homes. Our attorneys have a tremendous amount of experience with nursing home abuse litigation. For a free consultation – contact either of our Los Angeles area law offices today.

malnutritionAt Young & Wallin, our lawyers represent victims of nursing home neglect in the Los Angeles area and throughout the state of California. Our practice is about protecting the dignity of these people and fighting to obtain justice and compensation for them.

Diet is an important part of basic care for young children, the elderly and people with certain medical conditions. It is especially important in the context of nursing homes. In these situations, malnutrition and dehydration can create or exacerbate a number of other conditions and can easily spiral out of control into a rapid deterioration of the individual’s health.

Generally the problem is a failure to monitor what the resident is eating and drinking on a daily basis. This is not about force-feeding. As a “custodian” and care provider, the nursing home has to monitor the dietary intake of their residents so that they can talk with either the resident or their family if a problem develops or supplement the individual’s nutritional intake if need be. Without enough staff on hand, this is a practical impossibility.

Lastly, we used to work defending nursing homes against these claims. We know how they work and how the insurance companies will try to work against you. We want to put that experience to work for you if you or someone you love has been abused or neglected in a nursing care situation.

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There are very few excuses for malnutrition and dehydration. If you have a loved one who resides in a nursing facility and suspect that they may be suffering from either malnutrition or dehydration – call our Los Angeles nursing home abuse law officesdirectly or contact us online right now with a brief description of your concerns. Initial consultations are free of charge and you will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.