Malnutrition and Nursing Home Neglect
When we place a loved one in a nursing home, we trust that the staff will provide for his or her needs. All too often, however, nursing homes fail to meet even the most basic needs of their residents — including proving adequate nutrition. For those who have suffered due to malnutrition at a nursing home, it is important to protect their legal rights.
The Columbus, Ohio, attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm represent people who have suffered due to malnutrition and other forms of nursing home neglect. If you or a loved one has been injured due to nursing home negligence, contact us today to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers.
Assisted Living & Nursing Home Staff Negligence
Placing food in front of nursing home residents is not the same as feeding them. Many nursing home residents are unable or unwilling to feed themselves, making them reliant upon staff to receive adequate nutrition.
Some residents have specific dietary needs that, if not met, can result in serious health problems. It is the nursing home's responsibility to assess residents' dietary needs, establish a plan of care, and to execute that plan.
Malnutrition can lead to a wide range of health problems, including heart and respiratory problems, and even starvation.
Our lawyers have handled numerous nursing home neglect cases and are adept at uncovering signs of negligence. If your loved one was harmed due to malnutrition in a nursing home, we are here to help.
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury due to malnutrition at a nursing home, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation at 800-792-1480.