The Los Angeles, O.C., San Diego, or San Francisco elderly nursing home resident should be treated with dignity and respect, but they are also entitled the proper amount of food and water they need daily by the nursing home staff. When the adequate food and water is not provided to the elderly nursing home resident can suffer from malnutrition and the nursing home is liable. This is a condition that is caused by a lack of nutrition and this can cause severe health conditions for the elderly nursing home patient. The nursing home can be held responsible for elder neglect by our attorneys. The nursing home facility agreement with the family for the care of the elderly nursing home resident is violated when there is not proper nutrition given to the patient and the family should hold them liable for the elderly victim has suffered.
Nursing Home Malnutrition
When the senior resident is not being provided enough food it is neglect on the part of the nursing home. Malnutrition that elderly nursing home patients suffer is not just having enough to eat, it has dangerous health effects on the body of the elderly person not getting the proper amount of nutrients. Not having the proper amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrition is starvation and will be seen in extreme fatigue and other health related problems. Bad nutrition can cause the elderly abuse victim to be more susceptible to serious injuries that can include slip and fall accidents, fractures, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cuts and bruises. In severe malnutrition it can cause wrongful death from the elder neglect that has been suffered.
Finding the Experienced Malnutrition Attorney
When an elderly loved one has suffered the pain at the hands of the nursing home staff they can be held liable. This will be a stressful and emotional time for the elderly nursing home resident and the family. The experienced malnutrition attorney can hold the San Diego nursing home and San Francisco nursing staff responsible for the lack of proper nutrition for the elderly victim. Call the Experienced Malnutrition Attorneys of Ehline Law at 888-400-9721.