Malnutrition or Unexplained Weight Loss Claims Lawyer
Nursing home neglect or abuse is the saddest blight on the reputation of healthcare nationwide, and Georgia is no exception. Every year, too many elderly nursing home residents fall victim to substandard care through neglect or overt abuse. Two obvious signs of such neglect or abuse are malnutrition or unexplained weight loss.
Although some medical conditions contribute to difficulties with nutrition and cause weight loss, nursing home staff are alerted to such conditions in order to provide adequate care. If your loved one suddenly loses weight or begins showing signs of malnutrition, do not hesitate to report this to nursing home administration. Your second call should be to Stockbridge, GA, attorney Darrell T. Farr. Unexplained weight loss or malnutrition is serious and heightens the risk for other medical problems.
Stockbridge Attorney for Nursing Home Abuse Cases
In spite of underlying medical conditions, nursing homes that serve three adequate meals every day should not see many residents suffering unexplained weight loss or malnutrition. Some severely ill residents may refuse to eat, but nursing home staff are trained on how to provide necessary sustenance to such patients. Besides weight loss, other signs of malnutrition include:
- Reduced appetite or lack of interest in food and drinks
- Feeling tired all the time
- Feeling weak
- Poor concentration
- Feeling cold
- Low mood or depression
- Wounds taking a long time to heal
- Getting sick easily and taking a long time to recover
If you suspect your loved one is suffering malnutrition or unexplained weight loss because of nursing home neglect or abuse, you may be able to file a nursing home neglect/abuse personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. Holding negligent or abusive nursing homes accountable is always the right thing to do. Personal injury lawyer Darrell T. Farr is glad to provide seasoned legal counsel and representation to pursue your claim. Contact our office today to arrange a consultation.