Malnutrition Is Symptom Of Abuse And Neglect
While not as obvious as a fall or the presence of bed sores, malnutrition in nursing homes can result in severe health complications including death. If your loved one is showing signs of malnutrition or neglect, it is crucial to seek the advice of a dedicated personal injury attorney.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, North Carolina, we are committed to achieving justice for the victims of nursing home abuse and negligence in the Raleigh/Durham area. Since 1994, we have been doing what you had hoped the nursing home would do for your loved one: we treat our clients like family.
Signs Of Malnutrition
Many times, malnutrition does not become evident until a patient is being treated at the hospital for a condition caused or exacerbated by malnutrition. If you sense that your loved one is not being fed or is not having his or her nutritional needs met, there are a number of symptoms you can look for, including:
- Weakness and fatigue
- Abnormal skin color
- Disorientation or other alterations of mental state
- Increased sickness caused by a weakened immune system
As is the case with most nursing home issues, the primary cause of malnutrition is negligence or cruel indifference on behalf of the nursing home and its staff. When clients are given the proper amount of personal attention, fed in a timely manner, and medically evaluated, malnutrition will not occur.
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We welcome the opportunity to help you get justice for your abused or neglected loved one. Contact us for a free consultation with a Cary malnutrition victim lawyer.