Malnutrition and Dehydration
Fighting Against Nursing Home Neglect
You have every right to be angry. You trusted the nursing home to take care of your elderly family member, and now he or she is the victim of malnutrition and/or dehydration. Under New York and federal nursing home laws and regulations, you can bring a personal injury claim against the people and facilities that caused your loved one's malnutrition/dehydration.
At the Flushing and Astoria law firm of Ginsberg & Katsorhis, P.C., we can help you recover compensation for your loved one's injuries and hold the nursing home, assisted living center or other long-term care facility accountable for its negligent — or even criminal — actions. We take a hands-on approach to cases involving malnutrition and dehydration in nursing homes because we care what happens to the vulnerable members of our society.
Call (718) 591-6900 or contact us by e-mail to schedule an appointment with our attorneys in Queens. Malnutrition and dehydration in nursing homes is a serious issue. The system will only change when people stand up for vulnerable adults and insist that nursing homes live up to the promise of caring for the elderly.
Federal Law and Malnutrition/Dehydration in Nursing Homes
Under federal law, nursing homes must:
- Ensure that residents receive sufficient nutrition and maintain an acceptable body weight unless another medical condition exists where nutrition issues are unavoidable
- Ensure that residents receive sufficient hydration through proper fluid intake
- Treat malnutrition or dehydration as soon as it becomes evident, making sure that the resident is put on a therapeutic diet
Sometimes, residents need assistance to eat and drink. If caretakers refuse to help, they are breaking the law. We may be able to recover financial compensation above and beyond compensation for your loved one's injury and pain and suffering. Punitive damages are meant to punish a nursing home or other long-term care facility for its intentional actions or failure to act.
Contact Our Queens Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
Did a nursing home fail to offer reasonable care, leading to malnutrition or dehydration? Call Ginsberg & Katsorhis in Flushing, New York, toll free at (718) 591-6900 or contact us by e-mail. If you don't speak up, who will?
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