Dehydration from Abuse & Neglect in Philadelphia Nursing Homes

Representing Dehydration Cases in Philadelphia & Surrounding Counties

For elderly patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, sufficient fluid intake is a crucial part of their proper care. Unfortunately, this is sometimes overlooked or neglected due to improper training, overstaffing, carelessness, and other types of substandard elder care. Dehydration can cause discomfort and other immediate issues as well as long-term health problems and even permanent harm or destruction of the kidneys if it is not remedied.

If your elderly loved one is in a nursing home and you have noticed that they are exhibiting signs of potential dehydration or other types of negligence, now is the time to contact a Philadelphia nursing home neglect lawyer at Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon, P.C. We can talk to you about what you have witnessed and can advise you of your options. As always, the safety of your loved one and the full assertion of their rights are of the utmost importance to our firm. We will work closely with you to make sure all of your needs are addressed.

Our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers at Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon, P.C. saw a need early on for checks and balances to provide proper care of people in Pennsylvania nursing homes. Two decades ago, when most firms turned away these cases, our firm began to prosecute them and since then have been on the cutting edge of holding nursing home companies accountable for the harm they cause.

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Signs & Consequences of Dehydration in Nursing Homes

Understanding the indicators of dehydration and the consequences it can have are important parts of educating yourself so you can identify and stop nursing home neglect, should it ever impact someone you love. As Philadelphia nursing home neglect attorneys, we believe in educating the members of our community on nursing home abuse and neglect so they can do their part to help their loved ones.

Some of the early indicators of dehydration in an elderly person may include:

  • Dry skin
  • Increased or persistent thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased urine output

If left untreated, dehydration can cause such problems as:

  • Inability to stand or walk normally (extreme dizziness)
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Confusion
  • Shock
  • Permanent kidney damage
  • Seizure
  • Coma

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