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Q: Could the Nursing Home Be Held Liable for Malnutrition or Dehydration?

A: Nursing homes have a legal responsibility to ensure proper maintenance and monitoring of vital issues such as hydration and nutrition. Nursing home negligence can contribute to or cause malnutrition or dehydration in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Shortage of staffing (causing residents to go without nourishment or hydration for extended periods)
  • Failure to properly train in nutrition programs or implement hydration strategies
  • Failure to properly monitor nutrition or hydration

If your loved one has experienced serious health issues arising from dehydration and malnutrition due to nursing home negligence, the facility or nursing home could be liable.

Due to the complex but highly serious nature of these situations, it is critical to be armed with the knowledge and expertise you need to ensure the safety of your loved one. Contact a West Palm Beach nursing home abuse lawyer at Fetterman & Associates to speak to an experienced nursing home neglect attorney. They will help you sort through the confusion and emotional duress to determine the best course of action.

Swift Action Could Make a Life or Death Difference

If you suspect that your family has been a victim of West Palm Beach nursing home abuse or negligence, the life of your loved one may depend on your taking action.

If your family member has experienced medical problems arising from dehydration due to nursing home neglect, contact Fetterman & Associates.

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