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Why You Should Know the Signs of Malnutrition

An estimated five percent of all adults over the age of 65 currently live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities across the United States. When your loved one gets older and can no longer take care of his or herself, you may have to place them in a nursing home so they can receive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unfortunately, nursing homes aren’t always the safe haven many people expect them to be, and many nursing home residents are victims of abuse every year.

One common threat of nursing home abuse or neglect is malnutrition. If your loved one is living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important that you are aware of the signs of malnutrition so you can take the appropriate action. To learn more about taking legal action against negligent nursing home employees, contact a Louisville nursing home abuse lawyer at the Sampson Law Firm today by calling 502-584-5050.

Signs of Malnutrition

The signs of malnutrition typically worsen over time, intensifying until your loved one suffers serious harm. By spotting the signs of abuse early, you may be able to take appropriate action and stop this form of abuse. Some common signs of malnutrition are:

  • Hair loss
  • Noticeable weight loss
  • Disappearing color in the face
  • Dried or cracked skin near mouth and lips
  • Fatigue

Civil law allows victims of such abuse to take legal action against the negligent caretaker and seek compensation for the health problems and expenses that malnutrition or other forms of abuse cause.

Contact Us

Having a loved one be mistreated in this way can be difficult for your family, but the Louisville personal injury attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm are here to help. Contact us at 502-584-5050 to schedule a free consultation and discuss what legal options may be available to you.

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