Atlanta Nursing Home Dehydration Lawyer
Nursing home abuse and neglect are serious public health concerns in the United States. Unfortunately, thousands of nursing home residents are abused or neglected each day across the country, including in Georgia. Many suffer injuries or illness due to dehydration.
The Atlanta nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Hasner Law PC have been protecting the rights of nursing home patients for decades. We stand with nursing home residents and their families to hold long-term care facilities accountable for abuse or neglect.
Contact our law firm at 678-888-4878 to schedule your free consultation with an Atlanta nursing home dehydration lawyer. Let’s work together to ensure that your loved one is safe and protected while fighting to punish those who caused your family member harm.
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How Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You with Nursing Home Dehydration Claims
Nursing homes are responsible for supervising their staff and residents. Many staff members fail to ensure that residents are nourished properly. As a result, residents often suffer dehydration and malnourishment.
Contact Hasner Law PC to discuss your loved one’s case at the first signs of neglect or abuse. Even if you just now noticed the signs of abuse, your loved one could have been a victim of elder abuse for some time. Therefore, we need to investigate the claim to stop the abuse as soon as possible.
When you hire our nursing home abuse lawyer, you can expect us to:
- Conduct a thorough investigation into the conduct of the Georgia nursing home
- Identify all parties responsible for your loved one’s condition
- Work with state and local agencies as they investigate allegations of abuse or neglect of senior citizens
- File all notices of claims and lawsuits necessary to protect your loved one
- Work with you to get the medical care and assistance your loved one needs
- Aggressively fight to recover the compensation your loved one deserves
Contact our office to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer today. Let’s work together to get justice for your family member and help prevent other patients from being abused or neglected.
What Are Signs of Dehydration?
The best way to know if your loved one is being neglected in a nursing home is to know the signs of nursing home abuse. Signs of malnutrition and dehydration are common indications that residents in the nursing home are being neglected.
Many residents cannot get water for themselves, or they are unable to drink a beverage without assistance. Staff members should monitor residents closely to ensure they receive sufficient fluids. They should assist residents who need help drinking beverages.
Signs of dehydration include:
- Dry mouth
- Dry skin
- Feeling tired
- Feeling very thirsty
- Dark-colored urine
- Sweating and urinating less than usual
Dehydration could result in wrongful death. Life-threatening symptoms of dehydration that require immediate medical attention include:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Rapid breathing
- Lack of urination
If you believe your loved one is dehydrated, seek immediate medical attention. You can call 911 if the nursing home refuses to assist you in seeking medical care for your loved one.
Who is Liable for Nursing Home Dehydration Claims in Georgia?
The nursing home is ultimately responsible for everything that occurs within the facility. It owes a duty and an obligation to the residents to ensure they are safe and receive adequate care. Even though a staff member may be the person responsible for the neglect or abuse, the nursing home may be vicariously liable.
Depending on the circumstances, the staff members responsible for abuse or neglect could face criminal charges in addition to a civil lawsuit. Likewise, the company that owns the nursing home may be fined for violations of Georgia’s health and safety code.
Our legal team will investigate your loved one’s injury to identify each party who could be liable for their damages.
What Damages Can My Loved One Receive for a Nursing Home Neglect Claim?
If your loved one sustained harm because of nursing home neglect or abuse, they could be entitled to compensation for their damages.
Damages in a nursing home claim may include:
- The cost of medical care and personal care while receiving treatment for injuries
- The cost of moving the resident to a new nursing home
- Ongoing personal care and medical care for permanent conditions
- Physical, emotional, and mental pain and suffering
Your loved one could be entitled to additional damages. Our Atlanta personal injury attorney will carefully review their case to maximize compensation.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Today
Let’s work together to hold the nursing home and other responsible parties liable for your loved one’s dehydration injuries. Contact our office to discuss your case with an Atlanta nursing home dehydration lawyer during a free consultation. We are proud to be serving Atlanta and other cities throughout Georgia.