Dehydration Neglect Attorneys in Florida
Fluid intake is one of our most basic human needs. Without it a person will suffer from dehydration and ultimately death. Often the elderly population in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are not capable on their own of keeping properly hydrated. Their medical conditions cause them to use up fluid faster, their kidneys often do not work properly, they forget to drink, and or they need help taking in fluids.
Neglect Is A Main Cause of Dehydration
In Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities, abuse and neglect is one of the main reasons that residents suffer from dehydration. Simply put, overwhelmed workers in understaffed facilities do not have enough time to check on residents throughout the day to ensure their fluid needs are being met. The end result is often a resident that suffers from, contractures, dehydration, malnutrition, sepsis, and pressure sores.
Signs of Dehydration
The signs of dehydration are usually not hard to miss. Resident that need more fluid will usually have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Dry or cracked skin
- Dry or cracked lips or mouth
- Dark urine
- Loss of appetite
- Fatigue or Dizziness
Pay attention to these signs or symptoms in your loved one. If you notice any of these problems report it immediately to the nursing home or assisted living facility Director of Nursing and or Administrator.
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Hire Distasio Law Firm to Bring a Claim
After you have made sure your loved one’s issues have been addressed you should seriously consider hiring a nursing home abuse attorney from our law firm to bring a lawsuit against the facility. A nursing home abuse lawyer can hold the nursing home accountable for what they have done and help ensure no other nursing home residents suffer from the same type of abuse or neglect.