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Nursing Home Malnutrition Lawyer In Maryland

Malnutrition and dehydration are serious issues that can significantly impact the health and well-being of older adults. If your loved one has experienced malnutrition due to nursing home neglect, a lawyer can help you seek justice.

I am A.J. Serafini, a personal injury attorney in Hagerstown, Maryland. Through my practice, Serafini Law strives to hold those responsible for neglecting seniors’ nutritional needs accountable in nursing homes and other care facilities. The effects of malnutrition are devastating. However, everyone deserves dignified and compassionate care, especially in their golden years.

What Causes Malnutrition In A Nursing Home Resident?

Nursing homes have a duty of care toward their residents. This duty includes ensuring residents receive proper nutrient consumption to maintain their health and well-being. However, in many cases, this duty is unfulfilled, leading to severe consequences for the residents.

Neglecting a resident’s nutritional needs can occur for various reasons, including:

  • Understaffing
  • Lack of training
  • Intentional neglect

The Nutrition Requirements of the Older Americans Act (OAA) guides nutritionists on how to care for older residents. Failure to adhere to these guidelines can lead to legal consequences for nursing homes. Seeking legal assistance from a qualified attorney specializing in nursing home abuse cases can help hold negligent parties accountable.

What Are The Signs Of Malnutrition In A Nursing Home?

elderly women eating in a nursing home

Identifying signs of malnutrition in nursing home residents is crucial for ensuring their well-being and addressing potential neglect cases. Here are some common signs that may indicate malnutrition:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Changes in skin health
  • Changes in mental health
  • Decreased appetite or interest in eating
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Poor wound healing

If you suspect your loved one is experiencing malnutrition due to neglect or inadequate care in a nursing home, seeking legal assistance from a nursing home attorney is crucial.

Get A Champion On Your Side

At Serafini Law, I am committed to fighting for the rights of older adults who have been harmed by neglect or abuse in Maryland. If you have any concerns about malnutrition and dehydration in a nursing home setting, call 240-641-1696 or email me for assistance.