The elderly who reside in nursing homes rely on the nursing home staff to provide them with their meals, as many of them are not mobile and are unable to get their own food, or may even be unaware that it’s time to eat.

Malnutrition is the lack of a proper diet from fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, and other nutrients. It is the lack of the proper balance of carbohydrates, proteins and other necessities needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle and survive.

Malnutrition is not something to be taken lightly. It can present several life threatening concerns for the elderly, especially since they are already in generally weaker physical states. It does not only lead to discomfort, but may lead to infections, loss of organ function, a weakened immune system, or even death. Unfortunately, nursing home residents can die due to lack of proper nutrition. Common symptoms of malnutrition include hunger, weight loss, dizziness or light-headedness, fatigue and weakness, or a bloated abdomen.

At Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, we handle cases involving nursing home neglect and abuse throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including cases of malnutrition. 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.

No one should have to deal with substandard care. If the nursing home or care facility 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 malnutrition while at a Florida nursing home, the personal injury lawyers at Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney can help you to uncover the truth. Call us today at 1-800-299-8878 for a free and confidential case evaluation.



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