NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT | MALNUTRITION | ANEMIA | PROTEIN / ENERGY UNDER-NUTRITION | WEIGHT LOSS
One of the most dangerous problems faced by many nursing home residents is malnutrition. Unlike many other nursing home injuries, the consequences of a poorly managed diet are not as easy to detect. Nonetheless, malnutrition frequently occurs in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities as a result of the neglect or abuse of staff personnel. If your loved one has suffered because of poor nutrition in a nursing home, you want an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect your interests.
At Blackman Legal Group, with offices throughout California, our attorneys have focused exclusively on personal injury cases since 1976. We offer an in-depth understanding of personal injury law and procedure. We combine our knowledge and experience with meticulous preparation, carefully examining all aspects of your claim. We frequently settle claims at or above insurance policy limits, and have obtained numerous verdicts or settlements that exceed $1 million for clients.
Contact Blackman Legal Group by e-mail or call our office at 415-585-5200 (toll-free at 866-692-8126) to set up an appointment. We provide a free consultation.
THE DANGERS OF NURSING HOME MALNUTRITION
While many elders have difficulty eating because of taste or swallowing disorders, denture problems, or mental health issues (depression or dementia), nursing homes still have a duty to ensure that your loved one receives a balanced diet. A lack of protein or other essential nutrients can lead to low blood pressure or anemia, as well as other serious health issues.
Malnutrition can also lead to or aggravate other dangerous conditions, such as infections, bedsores or decubitus ulcers, immune system difficulties, anemia, and mental or cognitive issues. A poor diet can also increase the likelihood of broken bones and decrease the body’s ability to heal. Ultimately, malnutrition can lead to death. We will handle any type of claim based on improper nutrition, including wrongful death actions.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, including nursing home malnutrition claims. We will only charge attorney fees if we recover compensation for your losses.
CONTACT US: CALIFORNIA NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEYS
For a free consultation with a representative of the Blackman Legal Group, contact us by e-mail or call our office toll-free at 866-692-8126 to schedule an appointment. We have offices throughout San Francisco, Los Angeles and other locations across California. To find the location nearest you, see our Office Locations page.