Staff Failures in Illinois Nursing Homes
Nursing home patients who do not get an adequate diet can suffer from a diverse array of problems, including but not limited to:
- Weakened/compromised immune system
- Skin problems
- Internal bleeding
- Weakened muscle tone
- Impaired cognitive functioning
- Complications relating to insulin resistance and diabetes
Astute and experienced personal injury attorneys in Chicago (such as Steven J. Malman & Associates) can advise you and your elderly relative or friend about your rights under the law and help stop dangerous diet/medication related negligence.
First, regarding diets:
Many patients suffer anorexia that may be related to aging. Others suffer obesity. Still others suffer from dietary deficiencies or diet-related health problems, such as gout, insulin resistance, and intestinal disorders. Nursing homes have a legal obligation to nourish patients appropriately. If a resident does not get enough nutrients, proteins, vitamins, and dietary supplements; this alone can be grounds for legal action, particularly if it can be shown that failure to administer a healthy diet has exacerbated or caused medical problems.
Similarly, if nursing home residents do not get enough fluids, all sorts of health problems can precipitate; these, too, can potentially be actionable.
Second, regarding medications:
Many medication-related issues can be grounds for legal action, such as:
- Accidental misdosing of patient
- Confusing different medications
- Purposely withholding medication or overdosing patients to sedate
- Failure to identify or respond to dangerous side effects of medications
- Withholding medications as a punishment or as a threat
To combat these abuses, you may require strong and determined help from the Illinois personal injury attorneys of Steven J. Malman & Associates. While we obviously can’t guarantee results, we have built a powerful and formidable practice over the last 20 years. We have compassion for victims, a thirst for justice, and a peerless track record. Head towww.malmanlaw.com to explore more about our firm, its philosophy, and our process (e.g. our zero fee guarantee), or dial us at any time – day or night.
To better serve our clients, Malman Law employs a full time Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience working and operating various nursing homes throughout Chicagoland. Our nurse is dedicated to reviewing all of the nursing home and medical malpractice cases to assist in the prosecution of the cases.