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Dehydration In Nursing Homes

When you entrust a nursing home to care for your loved one, you expect they will get the proper nutrition and care. However, when someone you love has become severely dehydrated in a nursing home, you must hold those responsible accountable. Nursing home abuse is real and dangerous. Contact The Law Offices of John M. McCabe today if you or a loved one has experienced dehydration in nursing homes.

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About The Law Offices of John M. McCabe

At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A, our experienced North Carolina nursing abuse & neglect lawyers know how to handle these cases. While these types of cases may not be uncommon — the evidence, complexities, and specific questions to ask often vary per incident. Our attorneys regularly consult with experts to ensure all evidence is identified and brought forth during the process. We have been winning settlements for our clients since 1994- contact us today.

How Can a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Help Me?

Dehydration In Nursing Homes

If dehydration caused an injury or death of you or your loved one, then you deserve compensation. Additionally, we must hold nursing homes accountable when they abuse, injure or kill a resident. A nursing home abuse lawyer will help you by doing the following:

Establishing a Duty of Care

It's important to establish a duty of care in the nursing home. With a duty of care, the nursing home accepts responsibility for the well-being of its residents. We establish a duty of care by collecting evidence like:

  • Contracts signed by the nursing home and resident or family members
  • State laws and regulations
  • Federal laws and regulations

Proving a Breach of the Duty of Care

The next step in building your dehydration in a nursing home's case is to prove the nursing home breached its duty of care. This breach could be neglecting to care for you, intentionally hurting you, or many other things.

Proving the Breach Caused Harm or Death

Once an elder law attorney establishes a breach of the duty to care, we need to prove that the breach caused injury or death. We do this by collecting:

  • Medical records
  • Victim statements
  • Witness statements
  • Nurse statements
  • Looking at video footage if there is some
  • and more

Negotiate a Settlement

Once our nursing home neglect lawyers have proven your case, it's time for us to negotiate a settlement. A nursing home abuse lawsuit settlement will be a monetary amount to cover damages such as:

  • Medical Costs
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Loss of life

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 in Nursing Homes 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.

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

All legal cases are different. It takes a knowledgeable and dedicated nursing home neglect lawyer to handle such cases with care, understanding, and urgency. While all the different types of nursing home abuse are serious dehydration cases require immediate action and care.

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