Chicago Nursing Home Dehydration and Malnutrition Attorneys

Individuals trust that their elderly loved ones will be properly cared for by a nursing home staff. It is not uncommon for a nursing home to rely on a poorly trained or negligent staff. When a resident does not receive the care and attention he or she deserves, serious injuries or illnesses can occur.

The Chicago nursing home dehydration and malnutrition lawyers at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish have experience guiding clients through these potentially emotional legal matters. Trust us to carefully examine all of the factors regarding your loved one and the nursing home to develop a thorough case evaluation and strategy. We will not only fight to ensure that this sort of nursing home mismanagement does not continue, but also to recover the full and fair monetary compensation you are owed to allow you to properly care for your loved ones.

Elderly Dehydration and Malnutrition Attorney

While typically seen together, dehydration and malnutrition highlight different issues related to negligence and abuse.

  • Dehydration: Dehydration, or water deprivation, is a common occurrence in mismanaged or understaffed nursing homes. The lack of water can cause weakness, sickness and infection. In many situations, the symptoms for dehydration closely mirror the symptoms of dementia. Most medical professionals directly link dehydration to bedsores.
  • Malnutrition: Malnutrition can cause serious problems such as low blood sugar, muscle weakness and decreased immunity. These issues, coupled with weight loss and dizziness, can cause severe infections, falls and broken bones.

When nursing home negligence leads to dehydration and malnutrition, it is crucial that you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Our firm has experience investigating these situations and developing effective case strategies for our clients.

Contact the Firm

If you have a loved one who has been injured due to nursing home negligence, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at 888-325-7299 or contact us by completing our online form.