Malnutrition in Nursing Homes is Not Acceptable
When we are forced to make the difficult choice of placing a family member in a nursing home, it is with the expectation that our loved one will be taken care of with respect and dignity. Unfortunately, all too often, nursing home residents are mistreated and abused by staff and management. While obvious abuse is often easy to recognize and dealt with accordingly, more subtle forms of improper care can be difficult to immediately notice and put an end to, though the consequences may be equally severe. Malnutrition is one such problem. It is terrible to think that someone we love could starve to death in a nursing home. But the sad reality is that it happens.
If you or someone you know has a loved one living in a nursing home who has suffered from malnutrition, you may be entitled to take legal action against those responsible for this gross mistreatment. Contact a Pennsylvania nursing home malnutrition lawyer of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 888-979-7298 today to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about the details of your situation and what we can do to help you get the justice you and your loved ones are seeking.
Signs of Malnutrition
The signs of malnutrition can be more difficult to recognize than other forms of abuse. However, if you begin to notice any of the following symptoms, it may be an indication that your loved one is suffering from malnutrition:
- Rapid loss of weight
- Mouth sores
- Dry or leathery skin
- Confusion and dizziness
If you notice that an elderly relative of yours is experiencing these and other signs of malnutrition, it may be necessary to take action in order to stop this abusive behavior.
The elderly deserve to be treated with respect and compassion, not abuse and neglect. If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, including malnutrition, it is important to hold accountable those who commit these terrible acts. Contact a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 888-979-7298 today to discuss the details of your case with an experienced legal professional and learn more about your legal rights and options.