Dehydration & Malnutrition

One of the most common causes of death and medical complications in nursing homes is dehydration and malnutrition. It's completely unacceptable that a staff who is paid and trained to properly monitor elderly patients would allow such catastrophes to occur. However, we don't assume that the staff is properly trained. Among the reasons that dehydration and malnutrition happen in nursing homes, our attorneys find:

  • Staff members are not adequately trained to effectively monitor patients
  • Staff members neglect to stick to strict feeding and hydration schedules
  • Negligent supervision of staff and patients
  • Negligent hiring practices

Injuries and deaths caused by malnutrition and dehydration can occur in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health care settings.

Do You Want To Hold Those Responsible Accountable?

At The Gold Law Firm, our Memphis-based nursing home neglect lawyers handle cases throughout Tennessee and northern Mississippi. We closely examine medical records, care records and autopsy reports, looking for signs of:

  • Neglect and abuse
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Immune system weakness

With our close examination and collaboration with medical experts, we will be able to determine the cause of death and deteriorating health conditions. Your loved one's condition might deteriorate slowly over time, and that is usually to be expected of people in nursing homes and home health care, but it doesn't hurt to speak with an experienced attorney about your unique case.

Contact The Gold Law Firm To Schedule A Free Initial Attorney Consultation

Please email or call us at 901-303-8619 or 800-610-9622 to speak with one of our compassionate and dedicated attorneys.

You pay no attorney fees unless we secure a favorable outcome in your case.