Nursing Home Dehydration
The last thing you expect after placing your elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is for him or her to suffer from dehydration or malnutrition. This is, at the very minimum, a basic care requirement. Anything less than this is purely negligent and inhumane. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home dehydration, contact our Springfield nursing home abuse attorneys as soon as possible.
Signs Of Dehydration In Your Elderly Loved One
Sometimes it may not be obvious to family members that their loved one is silently suffering from neglect and abuse. Signs and symptoms of dehydration for instance are not always glaringly obvious. While other times when abuse becomes apparent, the loved one has deteriorated so much it may be too late.
Look for signs and symptoms of dehydration or malnutrition. You can never be too cautious when it comes to the safety and well-being of a loved one. Signs include:
- Dry or ashen-looking skin
- Saturated or dark-colored urine
- Poor appetite
- Inflammation of the eyes
If you have unfortunately lost your loved one and suspect it may have been due to dehydration or another type of nursing home negligence, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on his or her behalf.
Contact Our Springfield, Illinois Lawyers
For more than 40 years, the compassionate and knowledgeable Springfield personal injury lawyers of Kanoski Bresney have been helping victims throughout Central Illinois. It is truly horrifying when nursing homes and elder care facilities engage in negligent practices when caring for their patients and residents. Often caused by understaffing or inadequate training, elderly patients can silently suffer from malnutrition, dehydration and other types of nursing home abuse/neglect.
Call (217) 523-7742 to schedule your free initial consultation and tell us about your potential elder abuse lawsuit. Our nursing home dehydration attorneys in Springfield, Illinois, will listen to your concerns and help you take any necessary legal action.