Dehydration, Malnutrition and Wasting Away

Malnutrition And Dehydration Are Common Occurrences Today

Every year thousands of nursing home residents are not provided with the necessary food and drink to prevent malnutrition and dehydration. The result can be serious injury to organs and even death. If you believe a loved one suffered from malnutrition or dehydration while in the care of a nursing come, we can help you pursue justice. The attorneys at Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd. are skilled in handling nursing home neglect cases and know how to fight for maximum compensation.

Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Many nursing home residents need feeding assistance. Those who have dental problems, mobility issues, and/or cognitive challenges are often dependent on nursing home staff to provide access to a healthy diet and ensure it is eaten. When a nursing home is understaffed, ensuring that residents eat properly is often one of the first levels of care to suffer. If you suspect your loved one is suffering from malnutrition, we can help. Our primary goal is making sure your loved one obtains compensation for any injuries resulting from neglect.

Dehydration in Nursing Homes

Failure to provide sufficient fluids to nursing home residents can result in serious illness from dehydration. Many residents are not physically or mentally able to get their own drinks and must be assisted in this area. Dehydration can be very serious in an elderly resident and can trigger seizures and breathing problems among other symptoms. It can also weaken the immune system making it more difficult to fight off infections such as sepsis.

If you suspect your loved one is suffering from malnutrition or dehydration while residing in a nursing home, Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our lawyers are highly experienced in this area and will aggressively pursue compensation wherever warranted. From our Waukegan office, we serve clients in Chicago, throughout Lake County and across Illinois.