Schaumburg, IL Nursing Home Malnutrition Attorneys
Nursing Home Neglect and Malnutrition in Cook County, DuPage County, and Surrounding Collar Counties
Nursing homes provide a myriad of services for elderly and infirmed residents. Feeding and monitoring nutrition intake is one of the most important services. Without the proper nutrition, illness can develop or worsen, particularly in those who already have health problems. If you suspect that your loved one may not be getting the sustenance he or she requires, seek help right away. Negligence on the part of the nursing home could be causing your loved one to become malnourished. At the nursing home neglect law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are experienced in identifying when negligence has occurred and holding culpable parties accountable.
Spotting Malnutrition in Nursing Home Residents
Because most residents of nursing homes have some type of illness(es) or injury upon admission, it can be challenging to know when weight loss and other identifying factors point towards malnutrition. Some diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, make it difficult for the body to absorb nutrients. While a loved one may appear to be wasting away, it may not be the fault of the nursing home, but rather a symptom of illness. In addition to weight loss, however, there are other symptoms of malnourishment that may be red flags including:
- Swollen Abdomen
- Skin Problems (Dryness, Sallowness)
- Fluid Retention (Edema)
- Cracked Lips
- Tooth Decay
- Hair Loss
- Bleeding Gums
The best way to determine if your relative is suffering from malnutrition is to obtain an experienced medical opinion from a source outside of the nursing home. Our attorneys can help you. We have been handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases for more than four decades, and we know how to effectively advocate for the health and rights of our clients and their loved ones.
If you suspect your loved one has suffered from malnutrition while admitted in a nursing home, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We will evaluate your loved one’s case and provide our experienced opinion on the best way to go forward. We are located in Schaumburg, Illinois, just west of Woodfield Mall, and we represent clients throughout the suburbs including Cook County, DuPage County and the surrounding collar counties. Our firm handles nursing home neglect cases on a contingency basis, which means we only charge attorneys’ fees after we have won your case.