Philadelphia Dehydration and Malnutrition Lawyer
Compassionate Philadelphia Dehydration and Malnutrition Lawyer Fighting on Behalf of the Aged and Vulnerable In Pennsylvania and Throughout New Jersey
Making the decision to have a loved one placed in a nursing home is never easy. However, we make this decision with the belief that the nursing home will provide them with the care that we are not able to provide them with. However, nursing homes don’t always fulfill their duties. Nursing home malnutrition and dehydration cases are becoming more common. If you’re loved one has suffered malnutrition or dehydration under the care of nursing home staff, you should contact an experienced Philadelphia dehydration and malnutrition lawyer to hold the negligent nursing home and their staff accountable for the injuries inflicted on your loved one.
The team at Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. is committed to providing the best legal representation to the vulnerable and injured. Through investigation and working with healthcare experts we will establish the cause of the malnutrition and determine who can be held liable. Our team will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. We will fight to recover just compensation and ensure that justice is served on behalf of your loved one.
Our services are available on a contingency fee basis. That means if we don’t win, there is no fee. You can access high-quality legal representation without worrying about the cost. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney from our law firm.
Signs of Dehydration and Malnutrition
When you commit your loved one to the care of a nursing home, you believe that the nursing home will provide them with the best care. This includes providing them with adequate water and food. It also means providing them with food that is nutritious and served in a form that will be easily available to the resident’s body. Failure to do so can result in malnutrition, dehydration, or both.
Malnutrition and dehydration injuries are avoidable. They are often a sign of negligence or abuse by nursing home staff. Malnourishment or dehydration in the elderly can have serious consequences especially if allowed to continue for an extended period. These include acute renal failure, severe weight loss, infections, and worsening of underlying conditions. It is therefore important to be able to recognize the signs of malnutrition and dehydration early and address them as soon as possible.
The signs of malnutrition include:
- Pale skin
- Poor skin condition – the skin may appear unhealthy e.g. dry and leathery
- Unexplained weight loss
- Dull or sunken eyes
- Unexplained weakness
- Injuries such as fractures resulting from falls which may be due to lightheadedness or weakness
Common signs of dehydration include:
- Increased thirst
- Lightheadedness or loss of consciousness
- Dry mouth
- Discolored urine – urine may appear dark yellow or brown in color
- Reduction in urination
- Dry skin
If you have noticed any signs of malnutrition or dehydration, you should get in touch with an experienced Philadelphia dehydration and malnutrition lawyer as soon as possible. The team at Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. will investigate your case to determine whether your suspicions are true or not. If your loved one is the victim of negligence, we will fight to hold those responsible for their injuries to account. We will fight to recover maximum compensation and will not settle for anything less than what we believe is just compensation for your loved one’s injuries.
Reach Out to Villari, Brandes and Giannone, PC for Free Consultation with an Experienced Philadelphia Dehydration and Malnutrition Lawyer
Discovering that your loved one is suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, or both under the care of a nursing home can be devastating. It is only right to ensure that those that have caused your loved one a lot of suffering be held accountable for their actions. Don’t hesitate to contact Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. to consult with an experienced Philadelphia dehydration and malnutrition lawyer from our law firm. We offer a free no-obligation consultation.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling nursing home abuse and neglect claims. We will work tirelessly to gather the evidence necessary to support your case and fight vigorously to recover just compensation on your behalf. We will ensure that those that are responsible for your injuries are held accountable for their actions.
Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dehydration and Malnutrition Legal Claims in Philadelphia
Nursing home malnutrition and dehydration are avoidable. They often occur as a result of negligence or abuse by nursing home staff. If your loved one has been the victim of malnutrition and/or dehydration while resident in a nursing home, you may be able to recover damages. The damages you recover will depend on the severity of the consequences as well as other circumstances surrounding the incident. These damages include:
— Loss of income for the period that you had to care for your loved one
— Past and future medical bills
— Pain and suffering
— Loss of companionship
— Wrongful death
You can find out more about the damages you are eligible to recover by consulting with an experienced attorney from Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. We will review your case for free and determine what damages you can potentially recover for the injuries.
The statute of limitations on filing a complaint on nursing home malnutrition and dehydration is two years. This period is counted from the time of the discovery of malnutrition or dehydration. Therefore if you suspect that your loved one is the victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home contact Valleri, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. to consult with an experienced Philadelphia dehydration and malnutrition lawyer as soon as possible. Our team will get things going quickly and ensure you’re not locked out by any deadlines. We will begin investing in your case immediately and build a strong case on your behalf.
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