Serving Victims Of Malnutrition and Dehydration Throughout Kentucky.
Nursing homes in Kentucky that fail to feed people enough food put patients at extreme risk. Dehydration is a real and serious danger some nursing patients also face if they don’t receive enough water. The less food people get in a nursing home, the more likely they are to develop serious health problems. The quality of the food is also important. If the food is not nutritious or healthy, the risk of patient malnutrition is extremely serious.
If you suspect a nursing home is not feeding a loved one enough food or water on a regular basis, contact the Shelton Law Group today. Located in Louisville and serving clients throughout Kentucky, our attorneys have years of experience helping families dealing with nursing home negligence cases. Allow us to put our knowledge to work for you on yournursing home abuse and neglect case.
Not providing patients with enough calories or essentials vitamins and minerals can have grave consequences. Over time, if a loved one does not eat enough food or fails to get the proper nutrients, he or she could develop serious health problems. In extreme cases, a patient can die if he or she fails to eat enough food over a period of time. In such cases, your family may have grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Malnutrition may be a result of improper staffing at the nursing home. Administrators who put the bottom line ahead of the well-being of the residents may cut staff to the bone to save money. The workers are stretched thin and may not be able to properly care for all of the residents. When this happens, residents may not receive proper nourishment.