The premise of putting a loved in a nursing home is that the facility can provide medical supervision and round-the-clock care that the spouse or family cannot. If the facility’s staff is paying any attention, it is impossible to fathom how your loved one could suffer from malnutrition or lack of fluids.
Yet malnutrition and dehydration are all too common in some nursing homes, from substandard medical care or out of pure nursing home neglect. If you believe your loved one suffered serious harm or died because of insufficient food or fluids, The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, can step in to hold the elder care facility accountable.
Was your loved one slowly starved in a nursing home? Contact us today for a free case evaluation. Our Long Island nursing home abuse attorneys handle nursing home negligence lawsuits on Long Island and across New York City. Se habla español.
Nursing home residents need proper nutrients to recuperate from injuries or illness and to maintain their health. This is especially important if the person’s bones or immune system are already compromised.
Malnutrition can leave the person vulnerable to illness, infection, fractures or fainting. Severe malnourishment or dehydration can result in hallucination, organ failure, coma or death. There are many reasons why nursing home patients may stop eating or drinking. It is the job of the care providers and medical staff to be vigilant and to intervene.
Our Long Island nursing home abuse attorneys can look into medical records and other evidence of neglect or poor supervision:
Attorney Richard Jaffe and his team can intervene if your loved one needs medical intervention, and we can follow up if he or she died or suffered lasting injury from malnutrition or dehydration. We have recovered monetary damages for medical bill, disability, and pain and suffering, and wrongful death damages on behalf of survivors.
Our Long Island malpractice attorneys offer a free initial consultation. If we pursue a civil action against the nursing home, there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.
Call our New Hyde Park law firm at 800-758-4403 or contact us online. We speak Spanish and Russian.