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Tucson Nursing Home Malnutrition and Dehydration Lawyers

Our bodies cannot function properly without the nutrients from the food we eat. Like an engine that runs on gasoline, we need to continually fuel our bodies to survive and stay healthy. Unfortunately, because of negligent care, many elderly individuals living in nursing homes do not get the nutrients and hydration they need. Some of the residents in these nursing homes have delicate medical conditions that are exacerbated by the inattentive care that the staff and administration are supposed to provide. For this reason, malnutrition and dehydration have increasingly become a problem for many elderly residents in nursing homes.

At Russo Law Firm we want to put an end to this negligent and unacceptable behavior. Since 1956, our team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys has proudly represented clients in Tucson and the surrounding areas. If you or a loved one has endured the effects of nursing home negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages.

We rely on nursing homes to provide the best care for those who are closest to us. When nursing home staff and administration betrayed your trust by providing inadequate care that resulted in harm, they should be held liable. Our Tucson nursing home malnutrition attorneys understand the substantial toll negligence can have and will fight tirelessly to get the just compensation you deserve. Do not wait to learn about your rights and legal options. Speak with one of our attorneys today at (520) 529-1515.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

If you or a loved one have suffered malnutrition or dehydration at the hands of negligent staff, or the administration, of a local nursing home, you have the right to demand answers and seek financial compensation. But to find your restitution you must be able to prove who is at fault. You are unlikely to get your fair and just compensation without the help of an experienced attorney to guide you through thorny legal proceedings. In fact, those who retain a legal professional typically get three times the amount (or more) than those who attempt to settle on their own.

At Russo Law Firm we understand that many of our clients are entering uncharted territory with us. Let us file the paperwork and negotiate with the nursing home staff and administrators. Many of our cases are settled before anyone has to go to court. However, if it comes to it, our team is prepared to take your case to court and fight for the justice you deserve.

Why Choose Russo Law Firm?

Our firm believes nursing home negligence is unacceptable. When we put our loved ones in nursing homes, we entrust the staff and administrators to deliver appropriate care. Our team of caring and competent attorneys have fought on behalf of the residents of Tucson for over seventy years. We promise to provide you with the same relentless devotion, not just because we believe you deserve financial compensation, but also because we think that doing so makes our Tucson community safer.

How to Identify Malnutrition and Dehydration.

Because of their fragile nature, some elderly residents in nursing homes cannot feed themselves, and instead, reply on the staff to provide them with the nutrients that they need to live. But sometimes nursing homes are understaffed and cannot impart proper care. In addition, nursing homes often overlook the necessary steps to prevent malnutrition or dehydration by not providing a healthy diet or not monitoring the resident’s food intake. Under these conditions, an elderly person can suffer from the following:

  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Infection
  • Immobility
  • Reduce Muscle Mass
  • Swollen lips and gums
  • Rectal Failure
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Weight Loss

Along with malnutrition, dehydration is a common problem in nursing homes. Dehydration in older individuals can be caused by excessive water loss, medications, or failure of the staff to implement an adequate hydration program. Common symptoms include:

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Bedsores
  • Mouth Sores
  • Constipation
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Weight loss
  • Death

If you notice these symptoms immediately inform a doctor and the nursing home staff. If the problems persist contact the authorities and seek the legal consul of a qualified attorney.

If a nursing home has failed to properly nourish and hydrate you or a loved one, you should hold the responsible party accountable. At Russo Law Firm we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do. The cost of hiring an attorney should not keep you from seeking justice. On your behalf, we will take legal action against the nursing home and aggressively pursue financial compensation for your suffering, medical expenses, or other monetary losses. Contact us at (520) 529-1515 to learn about your rights and legal options.

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Under no circumstances should nursing home negligence or mistreatment be allowed to transpire or continue. At Russo Law Firm we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to seek accountability from those responsible. Our team will not back down from a fight and is ready to work for you.

It is time to take a stand for what is right. Our community cannot stand by while its most vulnerable residents are left unprotected. If you or a loved one has experienced negligent care at a nursing home, do not hesitate to act. We have the knowledge and resources available to help you prove your case and claim damages. Call Russo Law Firm today at (520) 529-1515.

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