Dehydration In a Nursing Home
Nursing home abuse can take many different forms. While extreme physical abuse is particularly bad, negligence is a more prevalent form of abuse that can prove equally as dangerous. Of particular concern in the hot, dry climate of Scottsdale is dehydration. Staff negligence can result in a dangerous lack of water consumption for your loved one. Dehydration can prove deadly. If your loved one has suffered dehydration as a result of neglect or misconduct, let our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers help.
Nursing homes have an obligation to look after their patients and keep them healthy. Preventing dehydration is a key component of this, and when a nursing home fails you have a right to pursue justice and compensation through our lawyers.
Dehydration in a nursing home has many causes, some of the most common of which include:
- Staff placing meals and drinks outside the reach of immobile patients
- Drug side effects that produce dehydration
Nursing home staff should be aware of all these dangers. Negligence is abuse, and your loved ones deserve better. Our nursing home abuse lawyers have 25 years of experience helping people like you hold abusive nursing homes accountable for their actions.
If you’re a resident of the Scottsdale, Arizona area and your loved one has suffered as a result of dehydration, you need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer. Please contact Cullan & Cullan for a free consultation.