San Francisco Elderly Dehydration and Malnutrition Claims
When our elderly loved ones live in nursing homes or other care facilities, we expect that they will receive adequate nutrition and hydration. Sadly, elderly patients throughout Northern California can suffer from malnutrition or dehydration because their food and beverage intake are not monitored properly. This is a serious indicator of nursing home neglect that is made more pressing because victims are often unable to describe their treatment or the problems they face.
At our firm, we undertake elderly dehyrdation and malnutrition claims in San Francisco. Often, these take place in nursing homes and other types of care organizations, such as institutional rehab programs and other residential care facilities for the elderly. We are committed to providing a voice for vulnerable clients who have experienced this unnecessary trauma. We also undertake wrongful death cases when elderly patients die as a result of preventable malnutrition or dehydration.
Our legal team can consult with experts and specialists who help us understand how the malnutrition or dehydration occurred and the consequences of this mistreatment to our clients. We work closely with clients and their families to build strong cases that seek not only compensation for the wrongs done, but also to hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions and prevent further mistreatment.
There Is No Excuse for Dehydration and Malnutrition
Oftentimes, care facilities provide inadequate staffing in their efforts to protect the bottom line. They may hire poorly trained aides and send them onto nursing home floors without additional preparation. Even when properly trained, staff members are often so rushed that it is difficult for them to monitor nutrition intake and output. This is seldom the fault of the staff, but instead is the responsibility of the organization that hired them. Inadequate staffing is hardly ever a defense against charges of nursing home neglect involving malnutrition or dehydration. Our law firm is adept at demonstrating responsibility for negligence and placing it where it belongs — with the owners and operators of the nursing home, rehab facility or other residential care entity.
Pursuing an Elderly Dehydration and Malnutrition Claim in San Francisco
Contact an attorney to discuss pursuing an elderly dehydration and malnutrition claim in San Francisco today. Our law firm can help you and your family improve the level of care nursing homes provide and hold them accountable for their actions.