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Malnutrition Lawyer in Independence County

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Malnutrition is often a sign of nursing home neglect, and should be addressed immediately once noticed. For elderly patients, malnutrition can cause greater muscle weakness resulting in falls, weight loss, and sometimes death. The burden is rightfully on the Independence County nursing home to ensure that patients are receiving the right amount of food with proper nutritional balance. You may have suffered the effects of malnutrition in an assisted living situation, and it can be difficult to know where to turn.

At Davidson Law Firm, we’ll do everything in our power to fight for your rights. Call us at (870) 277-0392 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation to explore your legal options.

Reasons for Malnutrition Nursing Home Neglect

Maintaining balanced nutrition is vital to a person’s health––especially a patient who has entrusted themselves to a nursing home. If they aren’t receiving regular care, with consistent monitoring of food intake, the nursing home staff must be held responsible.

Common reasons for malnutrition can include:

  • Lack of staff: Either a nursing home has an insufficient number of employees, or they may be inadequately trained. Regardless, homes need to ensure that all their patients are properly cared for.
  • Improperly balanced diet: As patients get older, they need a well-balanced diet that provides constant nutrition. Poor nutrition will lead to weakened bones and more potential for an injury or fall.
  • Lack of adequate monitoring: Nursing home employees should make sure patients have proper portion sizes. They should carefully monitor patients who have specialized needs, like difficulty swallowing, medications, or depression to protect their health.

Personable Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

When there are lapses in trusted care at nursing homes, the damage is often far-reaching. If your loved one has been undernourished and suffered from malnutrition, you need to take legal action. Poor nutrition is often an indication of negligence or abuse throughout the residence, and should be dealt with immediately. Our team at Davidson Law Firm will inform you of all the right steps to take.

Your Batesville nursing home abuse case matters to us––let us help you by calling our office at (870) 277-0392 today.

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