Dehydration Injury

Dehydration Injury Attorneys In Maryland

Dehydration is a medical condition caused by losing more fluids than you ingest. Young, healthy people can tolerate some form of minimal dehydration without any severe consequences. Elderly people are not as fortunate however. A very common form of nursing home neglect, or assisted living neglect, is dehydration also known as dehydration injury. If an elderly person suffers from dehydration the consequences can be disastrous. If a loved one has been neglected to the point of dehydration injury contact a Maryland Nursing Home Neglect Attorney.

Contact our Baltimore, MD nursing home dehydration injury lawyers now regarding your case. You can email a Maryland Assisted Living Home Neglect Attorney here. We are skilled Maryland Trial Attorneys who has the skills, knowledge and resources to get you the full, fair and just compensation for your loved one’s injuries.

Causes Of Dehydration In Maryland Convalescent Homes

Elderly people do not want to become dehydrated. They can become dehydrated due to the fact that they cannot take care of themselves. Left to their own devices they may not eat enough or consume enough fluids. Their lack of ability to care for themselves is why they are in a home or assisted living facility to begin with. Making sure the patients eat and drink enough is the responsibility of the nursing home, the staff and the homes parent company if applicable.

Common reasons for dehydration injuries in Maryland nursing homes are understaffing, inadequately trained staff and poor monitoring practices. Working with a skilled Towson, MD Convalescent Home Injury Attorney will ensure that any and all liable parties are held accountable for your loved ones injuries.

Symptoms Of Dehydration Injury

Symptoms

Thirst isn’t always a reliable early indicator of the body’s need for water. Many people, particularly older adults, don’t feel thirsty until they’re already dehydrated. That’s why it’s important to increase water intake during hot weather or when you’re ill.

The signs and symptoms of dehydration also may differ by age.

Infant or young child

  • Dry mouth and tongue
  • No tears when crying
  • No wet diapers for three hours
  • Sunken eyes, cheeks
  • Sunken soft spot on top of skull
  • Listlessness or irritability
  • Extreme thirst
  • Less frequent urination
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

Contact A Maryland Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

Please contact our firm today to discuss your Maryland Nursing Home Malpractice claim. You can email our MD Nursing Home Malpractice Attorneys by clicking here. We have many years experience successfully handling personal injury claims in Maryland. Call today regarding getting any compensation and benefits you may be entitled to for your loved ones injuries.

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