Dehydration / Malnutrition Lawyer

The presence of dehydration and malnutrition is a critical indicator of the quality of a long-term nursing home facility. Hydration and nutrition are often at the heart of many nursing home and assisted living facility injury claims, as a resident who is dehydrated will be confused and lethargic, leading to greater immobility and thus is at greater risk for the development of pressure ulcers. Likewise, a resident who has become malnourished does not have the same nutritional stores necessary to promote healing from injuries.


Malnutrition and dehydration are often just one facet of another injury or malady that the nursing home or assisted living facility resident is facing. However, it is often the case that malnutrition and dehydration are unfortunately only discovered after another incident/diagnosis occurs. It is remarkably common to investigate a claim where a resident has a fall that results in a broken bone and have the hospital staff treating the emergent broken bone discover that the resident is also suffering from a UTI or dehydration.

Types of claims rooted in malnutrition and dehydration include:

  • Poor wound healing
  • Decreased immune function
  • Increased risk for pressure ulcers
  • Increased functional dependence
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Weakness (leading to falls)
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) or urosepsis
If you believe that your loved one has been harmed due dehydration and malnutrition at their nursing home or assisted living facility, legal action may be called for. Our Florida nursing home neglect attorneys have been partnering with individuals and families who have suffered at the hands of others for more than three decades. We’re ready to assess the details of your dehydration/malnutrition claim and ensure that every legal avenue toward holding the responsible parties accountable is thoroughly explored.