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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:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weakened/compromised immune system
  • Beri-beri
  • Scurvy
  • Skin problems
  • Internal bleeding
  • Weakened muscle tone
  • Impaired cognitive functioning
  • Incontinence
  • Obesity
  • 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.

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