The decision to trust a loved one’s care to a nursing home can be a heart-wrenching, but ultimately necessary decision. But, to discover that nursing home then neglected and abused your loved one, putting him or her in danger when dependable care was needed most, is devastating.
The Warning Signs
Are you worried that your loved one might be malnourished or dehydrated in his or her nursing home? The following warning signs should be red flags for you.
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Symptoms of malnutrition include:
- Weight loss
- Muscle weakness or loss of muscle
- In severe cases, physical or mental disability
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Symptoms of dehydration include:
- Dry, sticky mouth
- Dry skin that doesn’t bounce back when you pinch it
- Extreme thirst
- Irritability and confusion
- Sunken eyes
Our Memphis nursing home abuse attorneys at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC help you fight back against this kind of unforgivable abuse, and we hold negligent and abusive institutions responsible for denying your loved one care. We work to make sure that local and even nationwide nursing homes don’t make their money by denying those in the most need the most basic expectations of care.
There is no excuse for malnutrition or dehydration. Denying the elderly basic care, such as the proper food and water they need, is more than just grossly negligent. It is inhumane. We understand the anger and betrayal you may feel because we feel it too, and when these cases come to us, we do not waver in fighting back to protect your loved one and get the compensation you deserve.
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There is only one way to end abusive and negligent practices by nursing homes, and that is to hold them accountable. Your case may have broad implications, and if we can expose the mistreatment your family suffered and hold offenders financially responsible, then we may also be able to help prevent other people from experiencing the same kind of abuse.
If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect, we can help you take action to hold the right people accountable for their negligence and mistreatment. Our respected trial lawyers work with clients throughout the Memphis Tri-State area in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
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