Malnutrition or Unexplained Weight Loss Claims Lawyer
Nursing homes are responsible for providing full-time care for patients, including ensuring they receive a balanced diet to maintain their health. When a nursing home resident suffers from malnutrition or unexplained weight loss, it can be a sign of neglect. If you have a parent, spouse or loved one in a nursing home in Georgia who is malnourished, you may be entitled to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC has been serving our neighbors in the Atlanta and Duluth, GA, area for over 20 years. If you need a malnutrition or unexplained weight loss claim lawyer to fight against the neglect of a loved one in a nursing home, you can trust our legal team to handle your case. Malnutrition neglect in a nursing home can lead to serious health problems and even death for patients. We are here to help you get justice and stop further abuse of nursing home patients.
Signs of Neglectful Malnutrition or Weight Loss
Elderly and ill patients may have trouble eating or maintaining weight. It is not unusual for elderly patients to become thinner as they grow older, but significant or sudden weight loss is a reason for concern. Nursing home staff should be monitoring food and beverage intake, weight and nutrient levels in their patients. If you notice signs of neglect combined with malnutrition or weight loss, it is cause for concern. Some signs include:
- Rapid weight loss without explanation
- Resident asks for food when you visit
- Bed sores
- Loss of mental clarity
- White or brittle fingernails
It is heartbreaking to realize that a loved one is not being fed or cared for properly, especially in a medical facility that is paid thousands of dollars a month for care. If you see signs of neglect, rapid weight loss or malnutrition in a nursing home patient, you should alert authorities. If the patient is a family member and you live in Georgia, contact our legal team at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC. We will review your claim and advise you on your legal options.