When an elderly loved one is placed in an assisted living facility or nursing home in Florida, one of the last things you may be thinking about is whether or not your loved one is being properly fed and hydrated. Sadly, cases of dehydration and malnutrition in nursing homes do occur.

Dehydration refers to an excessive lack of fluids such as water, milk, juice, and other liquids that are needed to maintain the body. Common symptoms include thirst, weakness, dry skin, dry mouth, chills, loss of appetite, dizziness or light-headedness, vomiting, difficulty breathing, a change in urine color, and even seizures.

Dehydration is life-threatening. Once dehydration occurs, nursing home residents become at risk for numerous other medical conditions, such as a weakened immune system, bedsores, worsened dementia, ulcers, pneumonia, electrolyte imbalances, infections, and even death.

Unfortunately, cases of dehydration at care facilities often result from neglect staff members either refusing to or forgetting to provide residents with enough fluids. Many nursing homes across Florida do not have sufficient staff to properly care for their residents. While they may possibly meet minimum staffing requirements, often certain l patients require much more attention and care, and hence care is not distributed equally.

At the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, we handle cases involving nursing home neglect and abuse throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including cases of dehydration. We are skilled at conducting thorough investigations, and can properly determine the cause of your loved one’s suffering and how to best address the situation. If you suspect any form of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or care facility, it is crucial that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

No one should have to deal with substandard care. If the nursing home was negligent in its care of your loved one, we will uncover the truth and ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your losses. We will fight aggressively to pursue your claims for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages that you and your family suffer due to the negligence of another.

Contact Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney Today

If a loved one experiences dehydration while at a Florida nursing home, the personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney can help you to uncover the truth. Not only are we knowledgeable in every aspect of Florida personal injury law, but we also work hard for our clients and are willing to advocate tirelessly for justice on their behalf and help them obtain fair and full compensation.

Call us today at 1-800-299-8878 for a free and confidential case evaluation.



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