It is shocking when a person in the United States shows symptoms of malnutrition or severe dehydration. Yet these health issues occur frequently in places where they should never occur: in the nursing homes that are designed to care for our most vulnerable citizens.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our lawyers represent victims of nursing home neglect. If your loved one has suffered from malnutrition or dehydration while in nursing home care, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Signs of dehydration in an elderly person may include:
Signs of malnutrition may include:
The elderly may not feel the same sense of hunger or thirst as younger people. To prevent malnutrition and dehydration, nursing homes have a responsibility to ensure residents are properly nourished and hydrated.
There is never a charge to discuss your case with our Chicago dehydration and malnutrition attorneys. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To schedule an appointment, call 312-226-4236 or send us an e-mail.
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