Dehydration occurs when the body lacks sufficient fluids due to not drinking enough water. When organs begin to feel the effects of dehydration, the body does not have the fluids available to perform bodily functions essential for life. While dehydration is damaging to people of all ages, the elderly are among the most vulnerable due in large part to failing health, mobility, senility, and nursing home neglect.
Many elderly nursing home residents become dehydrated when experiencing an increased loss of fluid. This commonly occurs in situations of illnesses like the flu, side effects of medication, kidney malfunction, less intake of fluid, or any combination. Elderly nursing home residents are at a higher risk of suffering dehydration if experiencing incontinence or illness. In those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, dehydration can occur due to self-neglect, which greatly increases the need for qualified, dedicated care by nursing home staff. If you or a loved one has suffered dehydration as a result of inappropriate or negligent nursing home staff care, speak with a Riverside nursing home abuse attorney who can build a solid case and represent your claim. This form of elder abuse demands immediate attention from a skilled lawyer.
When a nursing home facility provides insufficient care for elderly nursing home residents who suffer from dehydration, financial compensation may be available. Victims of dehydration due to nursing home neglect should be compensated for medical bills in addition to pain and suffering. Steven Weinberg is an experienced attorney who has represented many in cases of nursing home dehydration malpractice in Riverside, and has been representing victims of nursing home neglect malpractice for 36 years.
Contact a Riverside nursing home abuse attorney if you or a loved one has received negligent care from a nursing home in Riverside resulting in dehydration, so that you can receive the compensation entitled to you.