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Dehydration & Nursing Home Personal Injury

Speaking Up for the Voiceless

Nursing homes are supposed to be places of comfort, care, and support--yet they so often are quite the opposite. While there are many caregivers who treat their patients with love and care, elderly patients are often mistreated or abused. These occurrences happen more often than you may believe, and they often go undocumented as many patients are hesitant to speak up as they fear being retaliated against.

Dehydration is one of the most common forms of neglect or abuse, as it is nearly untraceable until it is too late. It is particularly dangerous in the elderly, as it can lead to a number of adverse medical conditions, such as kidney failure, brain swelling, confusion, seizures, coma, or death.

The following signs of dehydration should be immediately followed with medical attention:

  • Dryness of skin or mouth
  • Cramping or muscle contractions
  • Headaches
  • Weakness
  • Urinary infection
  • Sleepiness or irritability
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heavy and fast breathing
  • Bloated stomach
  • Rapid but weak pulse
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Dry and sunken eyes, unable to produce tears

Proper and regular hydration is essential in keeping one healthy and strong, especially in old age. If you or a loved one has not been appropriately hydrated due to neglect or abuse, we at Rourke & Blumenthal intend to hold the medical professional in charge of your wellbeing responsible for their dangerous actions.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one have suffered from nursing home abuse, our experienced and strong-minded personal injury lawyers at Rourke & Blumenthal want to help. We are passionate in our pursuit of justice for those who have been injured due to the negligence of others, which is why we are so fiercely dedicated to helping victims of nursing home abuse. Our legal team’s commitment to advocacy is unparalleled, and we will ensure you or your loved one are properly represented in order to obtain the compensation you are entitled to following such horrific negligence and abuse.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience by calling us at (614) 321-3212.

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