If your loved one was injured or died as a result of dehydration or water deprivation at a nursing home, assisted living center or group home, our lawyers can help you.
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Dehydration and Water Deprivation
Studies reveal that between one-third and 40% of nursing home residents suffer from dehydration. Because the condition is so simple to prevent, these numbers are shocking. Nursing home operators must insure that residents have easy access to water, either in their rooms or nearby spaces. Staff members must monitor residents to see that they are drinking enough water.
Dehydration may result in confusion (which can be misdiagnosed as dementia), urinary tract infections, skin breakdown, fever, fainting, anemia, kidney failure and death, among others.
Dehydration never should occur in a nursing home. When it does, it commonly is attributable to one or more of these staff deficiencies:
- Unqualified staff
- Carelessness, inattention, neglect or abuse by staff.
Our Lawyers Can Help You
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We provide professional attorney services for these types of abuse and neglect, among others:
- Pressure Ulcers
- Fall Injuries
- Hip and Other Bone Fractures
- Dehydration and Water Deprivation
- Medication Errors and Chemical Restraints
- Sepsis/Septic Shock
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Failure to Develop or Follow Care Plans
- Feeding Tube Injuries
- Physical Abuse by Staff or Others
- Sexual Assault by Staff or Others
- Suspicious or Unexplained Injuries or Death
- Wandering Off (Elopement)