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Rockford, IL Nursing Home Malnutrition Injury Lawyers

Stephenson County Malnutrition and Dehydration Lawyer

Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Serving Winnebago County and Surrounding Areas

Malnutrition and dehydration are widespread problems in Illinois nursing homes. A National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform study found that between 35% and 85% of nursing home residents suffer from malnourishment, and as many as half of all residents are underweight. This puts residents at greater risk of more severe health problems and a highly diminished quality of life. If you or a loved one has been a victim of malnutrition or dehydration in a nursing home, you may have the right to compensation.

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we have over 20 years of experience successfully representing residents who have suffered from malnourishment, dehydration, and other forms of nursing home neglect and abuse in Rockford, Chicago, and throughout Illinois. We have in-depth knowledge of this area of the law and what it takes to ensure that those responsible for negligence and abuse in nursing facilities are held fully accountable.

Malnutrition and Dehydration in Illinois Nursing Homes

For elderly nursing home residents, a well-balanced diet is essential. In addition, many residents require special diets in order to compensate for adverse health conditions. Unfortunately, a large percentage nursing homes are understaffed and not able to ensure that their residents receive the proper nutrition and hydration. This can lead to more serious health conditions, such as:

There are several symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration, and some of the most common include:

  • Extreme weight loss
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Poor oral health
  • Thirst or dry tongue
  • Weakness or lethargy
  • Changes in appearance of skin or hair color
  • Agitation
  • Mental disorientation

Malnutrition and dehydration are subtle forms of abuse that involve multiple factors that occur over an extended period of time. This makes these types of cases more complex and challenging to prove. Our lawyers have seen just about every issue that can arise in a nursing home setting, and we are able to identify important (and frequently overlooked) factors that can often make the difference between the success or failure of a case.

Speak with a Compassionate Belvidere Malnutrition and Dehydration Attorney

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the outrage family members feel when they learn that an aging loved one has suffered from major health complications in a nursing facility because their most basic needs of adequate food and water were not provided. We fight hard for victims of this type of neglect and abuse, putting our extensive experience to work to provide the skilled and personalized representation our clients deserve.

If you or someone close to you has been the victim of malnutrition and/or dehydration, we are here to help. Contact us today at 815-215-7561 for a free consultation with a Rockford nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer. We serve clients in Rockford, Winnebago County, Freeport, Belvidere, Winnebago, Loves Park, Byron, Rochelle, Oregon, Boone County, Stephenson County, Ogle County, and throughout Illinois.

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