Dehydration Injuries in Nursing Homes
Washington Elder Abuse Lawyers – 888.832.7465
neglectful staff at a nursing home may not provide an elderly ward the right level of hydration,
especially if that elder is dependent on intravenous fluids. If water
and fluids are consistently provided in inefficient or unsafe levels,
an elder may become dehydrated. Dehydration is incredibly dangerous for
people in perfect health, and so it can be disastrous or fatal to an elder.
Symptoms of dehydration in elders include:
- General confusion
- Dry mouth and tongue sores
- Sunken eyes
- Low blood pressure
- Difficulty walking or talking
- Rapid or accelerating heartrate
- Flakiness of skin
If you have noticed any of these symptoms while visiting your elder at
a nursing home, they could be dehydrated due to neglect and
malnutrition. You need to take action right away to protect them from any further harm,
contacting Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and our Washington nursing home abuse
attorneys. With our assistance, you may be able to receive compensation
for your elder’s unjust treatment.
free consultation today to begin.
What Can Dehydration Cause?
Dehydration is a serious health issue that needs to be addressed and corrected
as soon as possible. The longer a person remains in a dehydrated state,
the more likely permanent damage will be done to their bodies. Conditions
often first begin as sharp muscle pains and chronic soreness as the body
reserves water and fluids for essential organs. As symptoms worsen, the
pain caused by dehydration can escalate severely. If medical attention
is not given to the elder, dehydration could cause death.
Dehydration is totally unacceptable in nursing homes. Any amount of pain
experienced by an elder could be compensated with damages that pay for:
- Necessary medical care
- Nursing home fees
- Pain and suffering
- Lowered standard of living
Dedicated Legal Advocates are a Phone Call Away – 888.832.7465
Your elder is relying on you to take care of them when nursing home orderlies,
nurses, and attendants do not. Let our Washington nursing home abuse attorneys
step in and provide you with the legal power and knowledge you need in
such a pressing time. We are passionate about representing and protecting
elders throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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