Malnutrition, Dehydration & Death
No matter how thoroughly a family investigates a care facility before placing a family member there, the possibility of neglect always exists. Common ways for this to happen are through malnutrition or dehydration. Aides and nurses don’t always pay attention to how much a patient eats or drinks or perhaps they don’t respond to a patient’s requests for water or food.
If a patient loses five percent of his or her body weight within 30 days while in a nursing home, it is considered negligence. If he or she loses 10 percent within 90 days, it is also considered negligence. Ohio and the federal government both have strict laws governing nursing home standards of care and conduct. If a nursing home is found in violation of these standards, it faces penalties, and you need a lawyer to bring a case against the nursing home regarding the care of your loved one.
A Voice Of Justice For Seniors In Care Facilities
The attorneys at Rumizen Weisman Co., Ltd., are members of the American Association for Justice’s Nursing Home Section in Trial and Litigation. Their focus is on cases of nursing home neglect and poor standards of care for our seniors. They have a thorough understanding of the federal and local regulations that nursing homes must follow and the proper standards of care they are supposed to practice. They believe nursing homes should abide by these standard laws because the care of your family members is in their hands. They will aggressively pursue cases where patients have become ill due to malnutrition or dehydration while an elder is in their care facility.
Elder Dehydration Attorney
One of the first things the attorneys at Rumizen Weisman Co., Ltd., will ask about is your loved one’s weight before he or she was admitted to the nursing home. They work regularly with specialists in the geriatric field who work in nutrition and infectious disease. If it appears that the nursing facility has caused your loved one to lose weight or become malnourished or dehydrated, the attorneys at Rumizen Weisman Co., Ltd. will evaluate your case and may pursue the nursing home for neglect of your loved one.