Chicago Nursing Home Dehydration Lawyer
Because of the medical, hydration and nutritional needs of the elderly, it is absolutely critical to ensure that the dietary needs of nursing home residents are monitored and followed. The nursing home staff are required to monitor and record the percentage of a meal intake and liquids consumed by a resident. A written care plan must be created and implemented to address a resident’s individual nutrition, medication, hydration, and medical requirements and needs.
Unfortunately, these records and care plans are all too often incomplete or missing. Dehydration and malnutrition are always a danger when care plans are not implemented or followed which can cause skin break down and pressure ulcers can result. Dehydration and malnutrition can also cause a greater tendency for a resident to fall.
If a loved one has been injured in a nursing home due to what has been improper care, we encourage you to contact our lawyers.
Elgin Malnutrition Attorney
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., Attorneys-at-Law have extensive experience in all types of nursing home malpractice cases and have obtained millions of dollars for clients in settlements and judgments. We prepare every case for trial and are prepared to reach out to our network of highly qualified and respected experts to obtain testimony and prosecute a solid case.
While we know we can’t undo the damage caused to a loved one, we are committed to doing everything possible to bolster accountability and elevating the quality of life of a loved one and your family.