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Dehydration Is A Sign Of Abuse And Neglect

Dehydration in nursing home patients is often caused by not receiving enough water. The prevention of this type of nursing home neglect can be easily avoided. Regardless, dehydration is one of the leading types one of nursing home neglect cases in North Carolina and throughout the United States.

At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A, our experienced North Carolina nursing abuse & neglect lawyers know how to handle these types of cases. While these types of cases may not be uncommon — the evidence, complexities and specific questions to ask often vary per incident. As in other complex situations, our attorneys regularly consult with experts to ensure all evidence is identified and brought forth during the process. Contact us at 866-907-1145 today, for a free case evaluation.

Common Warning Signs Of Dehydration

Knowing what to look for if you suspect your loved one’s a victim of dehydration can be difficult. Sometimes, the symptoms of dehydration can be subtle. Some of the most common warning signs of dehydration include:

  • Extreme Thirst
  • Dry or “Cotton” mouth
  • Moody and Irritability
  • Decrease urine output or no urine
  • Dizziness, Light Headed, Confusion
  • Urine is Darker
  • Sunken eyes
  • Disoriented
  • Shriveled dry skin, lacking
  • Tired, more sleep required

Severe Dehydration Is A Medical Emergency

Victims of dehydration face a real risk of the following health issues:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing
  • Fever
  • Unconsciousness and delirium
  • Seizures
  • Swelling of the brain
  • Kidney failure

If you are concerned a loved one has suffered from dehydration while in the care of a nursing home, you should act now. Any delays could jeopardize the well being and health of a loved one. Contact The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., for sound legal advice today. We are here to help you with these types of sensitive matters. Give us a call at 866-907-1145 today for help

Why Should I Hire The Law Offices Of John M. McCabe, P.A.?

All legal cases are different. It takes a knowledgeable and dedicated law firm to handle such cases with care, understanding and urgency. Nursing home neglect and abuse cases, especially dehydration cases, are very time sensitive. Oftentimes, these cases involve an elder family member. Uncovering the facts and details are an urgent matter and require specific strategies that meet the needs of each particular case. At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A , you can trust our strategies and dedication. Give us a call at 866-907-1145. We are here to help you and your family in your time of need.

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