Proper hydration is a key pillar of health and wellness. This is true for people of all ages, whether young or old. However, those in the aging population are more vulnerable to the negative health effects that surface in the face of dehydration.
Unfortunately, acts of abuse and neglect often manifest in dehydration for nursing home residents. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to dehydration caused by the neglect of a nursing home facility, then you might be able to recover financial awards.
An Austin dehydration lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can represent your legal position after you or a loved one suffers an act of nursing home abuse or neglect.
Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay no upfront costs. Instead, our team takes our fee from any settlement that you receive. We can manage your case for you from start to finish. We can gather evidence to support your position, establish who is liable for your loved one’s dehydration condition, and strive to hold them accountable for their actions.
To learn more about how someone from our team can help you navigate the legal system and explore your options, contact our office today at (800) 842-6336.
Dehydration and Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home abuse can take on many forms. It is not always easy to identify, nor are its effects always immediately obvious. Although troubling, nursing home abuse continues to be a problem both in Texas and across the United States.
“Abuse is the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish,” writes the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Quality Monitoring Program.
When a nursing home patient experiences dehydration, it could be the result of blatant misconduct. Even passive-aggressive acts of abuse can cause serious health complications when a patient experiences dehydration. Individual actions deserve close attention to hold a responsible party liable for their actions.
Some cases of dehydration occur when a nursing home facility fails to adequately monitor its caregivers and employees. A facility has the responsibility to ensure its employees are acting in alignment with their duties.
When facilities fall behind on checking in on their employees and residents, their negligence can produce catastrophic outcomes. Dehydrated patients are at risk of organ damage, declining health, and even wrongful death.
An Austin dehydration lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can defend you and your loved ones. Our team understands that you are likely processing your pain and suffering, and we believe that you should not have to experience any further harm from an act of neglect or misconduct.
We will collect various forms of evidence and interpret any applicable laws as we establish a liable party. Our team will communicate with any parties involved in your incident on your behalf. We will not back down, no matter how rough your case gets.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones during a free consultation.
Taking Legal Action for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Legal action is one of the strongest methods for stopping nursing home abuse in its tracks. In many cases, when a facility is held responsible for its actions, it makes key changes that prevent abuse and neglect from occurring in the future. Reporting an act of abuse is important, but the legal action that follows is a paramount step in the journey toward justice.
Perpetrators of nursing home abuse come in all forms. However, abusers share some common traits. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), abusers can be men and women, and even family members. “In almost 60% of elder abuse and neglect incidents, the perpetrator is a family member. Two-thirds of perpetrators are adult children or spouses,” it writes.
Identifying a perpetrator of nursing home abuse is the first step toward cutting off further abuse. While taking legal action can help prevent abuse, it can also lead you to collect financial awards that you or your loved one may be due.
Dehydration and other complications can often be costly. Medical bills for treatment methods add up fast. In cases where dehydration causes early death, surviving family members may be left with enormous funeral expenses.
When you have a lawyer working on your behalf, they can determine the types of financial awards you could receive to cover the costs of your medical bills and other economic damages. They also can determine the non-economic damages you might be able to recover, such as pain and suffering.
For a free legal consultation with a Dehydration Lawyer serving Austin, call (800) 794-0444
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
Dehydration and its related health impacts should never be treated casually. When an act of nursing home abuse or neglect causes dehydration, the effects can be substantial.
Elderly people can suffer serious health consequences when they are dehydrated. Seeking a just outcome might not seem like an easy thing to do, but it is your legal right to do so. A lawyer can represent your rights and navigate the legal system on your behalf.
An Austin dehydration lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can investigate the details of the incident involving your or a loved one to determine who should be held liable for an act of nursing home abuse or neglect.
Our team of lawyers will collect detailed forms of evidence as we seek to establish a liable party in the incident that caused harm. We will communicate with all other parties on your behalf and take care of the negotiation process involving a nursing home facility or health care network.
If you are thinking of taking legal action in your dehydration case, keep in mind that Texas allows two years from the incident date to file a personal injury lawsuit, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003.
Our team works on a contingency fee basis, and we do not back down when things get tough. To contact someone in our office, pick up the phone and call us today at (800) 842-6336.