Sacramento Elder Abuse Attorneys

What to Do in Case of Malnutrition Abuse

As a friend or family member of an abused elderly person, it is your duty to fight for their rights with the assistance of our Sacramento elder abuse attorneys. Newman Law Group, LLP is dedicated to fighting injustice through caring counsel and aggressive representation. We have three decades of experience, giving us the expansive resources and knowledge to build a strong case and help you win maximum compensation. Malnutrition can lead to severe medical complications and conditions, so make sure you act immediately if your loved one is suffering from such terrible abuse.

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What Is Malnutrition?

Malnutrition is the condition of receiving too little or too many nutrients to maintain adequate health. As the number of elderly persons who are entering nursing homes increases, so does the frequency of malnutrition cases in such facilities.

There are several factors that can contribute to malnutrition among the elderly, including:

  • Dental issues
  • Pain or bloating in the abdomen
  • Diminished taste or smell
  • Medications that alter proper nutrient absorption
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Social isolation
  • Neglect of caretakers

Effects of Malnutrition

Like dehydration, malnutrition among the elderly in nursing homes can have immediate and long-term effects on their quality of life. Malnutrition can affect an individual’s physical, emotional, and mental health, and in severe cases can even result in death.

Common physical issues resulting from malnutrition include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Bed sores
  • Yellowing skin
  • Dental problems
  • White fingernails
  • Organ malfunction

Malnutrition can also lead to mental problems, such as depression, socioeconomic issues, and a lack of desire to participate in physical activities, which leads to muscle deterioration.

Contact Newman Law Group, LLP To Get Started Today!

If you think that your loved one is suffering any of these conditions as a result of malnutrition, be sure to speak to a doctor as soon as possible. In addition, contact our legal team so we can help you determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit against a nursing home for any negligence that has contributed to malnutrition.

To maximize compensation for your elderly loved one’s malnutrition abuse, contact a Sacramento malnutrition attorney from Newman Law Group, LLP today.

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    After a critical two months where our client was not bathed and multiple changes of condition went uncommunicated, unreported, and uncared for, she was ambulanced out to an Emergency Room, where her doctors and family were shocked to find that she had a stage IV sacral decubitus ulcer.

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    The client in this case is an adult who is developmentally disabled, bedridden, and unable to speak or move independently. The intermediate care facility where she resided neglected their responsibility to ensure her safety, well-being, and necessary medical attention that she required. As a result, the client suffered a Stage IV wound.

  • $1,000,000 Nursing Home Abuse Case

    Unbeknownst to prospective residents and their families, this defendant RCFE chain was willing to systematically violate laws and its own policies designed to protect vulnerable elders. Willing to admit scores of profitable, high need residents (such as our client), and leave them at the mercy of a few unqualified, untrained and overburdened caregivers.

  • $875,000 Abandonment Case

    Through exhaustive investigation, we found that our client’s death was not the result of a few isolated mistakes by care-givers. Rather, it was the result of this corporate facility’s policies prioritizing occupancy and revenue, while ignoring staff training, staff supervision, and the quality of care being delivered.

  • $775,000 Resident-On-Resident Abuse Case

    While eating dinner at a Skilled Nursing Facility, our client was confronted by another resident who punched him, resulting in our client’s tragic death. The other resident had resided at the facility for five months, and over the course of those five months had engaged in numerous altercations with other residents, including two altercations that occurred in the 24-hour period before he assaulted and killed our client.

  • $750,000 Lack of Proper Care Case

    During our client’s roughly ten-week stay at a skilled nursing facility, he would suffer 8 falls, lose twenty (20) pounds, and develop an unstageable left heel pressure ulcer and a stage II coccyx pressure ulcer due to the facility’s reckless neglect. He was transferred to the hospital, where he was found severely dehydrated, his left heel wound required debridement for eschar and gangrene, and for the first time, a stage II coccyx ulcer was identified.

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    Our 84-year-old client was the victim of financial elder abuse related to a number of transactions, including the purchase of a home. The Defendant's real estate agents, lender, and escrow company all failed to protect our client throughout the process of purchasing the home, which was orchestrated by a woman who fraudulently siphoned off our client’s entire life savings.

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