Nursing homes are responsible for the welfare of their residents as they help elderly patients in all aspects of their lives. As such, nursing homes are responsible for ensuring that their patients receive adequate nutrition.
When they try to cut costs, they may buy low food products or much less parts. Unfortunately, this may be at the expense of the health of your loved ones. When auxiliary living facilities buy poor quality food or feed on their patients, they may suffer from malnutrition, which can lead to major problems.
You may be able to tell if your loved one is malnourished. In general, he or she may appear weaker or more fragile than usual, and may not have the same amount of energy as before. Many elderly individuals will also suffer from significant weight loss without any noticeable reason.
When someone is undernourished or eats foods that are low in nutrients for long periods of time, they may eventually die from malnutrition. In the meantime, an individual may experience any number of medical problems.
Individuals who suffer harm in nursing homes because of malnutrition or other forms of physical abuse may receive financial compensation for their unnecessary suffering. These individuals will likely need to file personal injury claims to pursue this compensation.
Before filing a lawsuit, individuals are first advised to seek an experienced personal injury lawyer to help them build and combat their cases. Although hiring a lawyer does not guarantee victory, many individuals may increase their chances of winning lawsuits when they employ experienced lawyers.
If your loved one is malnourished during your stay at a subsidized living facility, discuss your legal rights and options with a New Jersey nursing abuse lawyer in Levinson Axelrod, P.A, today.