If your loved one in a nursing home became ill or lost their life as a result of malnutrition, you have legal options when it comes to pursuing financial recovery. It is the facility’s responsibility – and that of the caregivers they hire – to see that residents’ nutritional needs are met. Many nursing home residents suffer from debilitating health conditions, like dementia, that prevent them from caring for themselves. If they are not adequately fed regularly scheduled meals with nutritional value, their wellbeing could be in danger.
The Jacksonville malnutrition lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can take action against any party that failed to sufficiently care for your loved one. We encourage you to reach out to our team today because, under Florida Statute §95.11, you do not have a long time to file a civil action. Additionally, our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid our attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
What to Do If You Suspect Malnutrition
If you have a loved one in a nursing home whose health appears to be deteriorating, they may be suffering from malnutrition.
According to Healthline, some noticeable signs could include:
- Unexplained weight loss, including loss of fat and muscle mass
- A distended, swollen stomach
- Dry hair and skin
- Depression and anxiety
- Slow wound healing
Instances of malnutrition do not necessarily reflect intentional cruelty on the part of a caretaker. Sometimes, a lack of funding results in a nursing home cutting back on meal portions or providing meals that have no nutritional value. Yet, intentions have no bearing on your ability to pursue legal action. If your Jacksonville malnutrition lawyer can prove that negligence resulted in your losses, you could recover compensation.
As your elderly loved one’s advocate, you should act immediately on any suspicions or observations that make you uncomfortable. A lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can investigate the facility where your loved one is staying and determine if negligence was involved. To learn more about what this entails, call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
What Compensation You and Your Loved One Can Recover
You and your loved one may be able to recover the following monetary damages for any illness or injury caused by malnutrition in a nursing home:
- Transfer costs to a safer facility
- Medical care
- Prescription drug costs
- Costs of physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Costs of counseling for emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
If your loved one lost their life, you may be eligible to collect wrongful death damages that could include money for funeral expenses and loss of consortium.
Receive a Free Legal Evaluation by Calling Our Team Today
The Jacksonville malnutrition lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can start working on your nursing home abuse case today. To receive a free case review, call 1-800-747-3733.
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