Elder Malnutrition

The adequate intake of food and water is one of the most fundamental needs shared by all human beings. When someone is fully dependent on another party to ensure that he or she receives enough of both, there is no responsibility that is more important than seeing to it that those needs are met. In nursing homes or other assisted living facilities, many of the residents are unable to feed or drink on their own, and the supply of sustenance falls entirely to the caregivers in the home. Sadly, malnutrition is a common manifestation of elder abuse.

If you or your loved one has not been provided with sufficient food or drink to maintain a healthy state of being, then it may be appropriate to consider a legal action against the negligent assisted living facility and its staff. Contact the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 to explore the merits of your potential case spurred by the discovery of malnutrition.

Effects of Malnutrition

It is the desire of all seniors to simply be afforded the dignity that they have earned well through the course of their lives. The denial of sufficient sustenance which results in malnutrition is demeaning and dangerous enough that it is difficult to bear, even for those not directly affected. But a negligent or abusive nursing home staff can leave a resident subject to:

  • Dehydration (May Be Fatal)
  • Starvation (May Be Fatal)
  • Heightened Risk of Infection (May Be Fatal)
  • Cognitive Impairment

Such cruelty against vulnerable individuals absolutely cannot go unnoticed or unpunished. A Phoenix elder malnutrition attorney can help you not only seek compensation for your loved one’s injuries, but can also help you expose a dangerously negligent facility and protect its other residents.

Contact Us

Seize this opportunity to be sure that malnutrition in nursing homes is a problem that is brought to light and for which the offenders are called to account. Contact the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. today at 800-763-0964.

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