Staff Administration Failure
Nursing Home Neglect - Staff Failure to Provide a Diet or to Administer Medications Properly
Nursing home patients who do not get an adequate diet can suffer a diverse array of problem, 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 misdoings of patient
- Confusing different medications
- Purposely withholding meds 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 15 years. We have compassion for victims, a thirst for justice, and a peerless track record. Head to www.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.