Elder Malnutrition Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Elder abuse is one of the most appalling forms of mistreatment that exists. These individuals are admitted into nursing homes or similar institutions because they lack the means necessary to take care of themselves. Nursing home staff should have the training necessary to adequately treat their patients with the care and provisions they need. When these workers fail to provide their patients with proper food and nutrition, they run the risk of suffering weakness and illness without the ability to fix the situation themselves.
If someone you love has suffered a malnutrition-related illness or injury while in a nursing home, then you deserve to fight for the justice that he or she deserves. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff elder malnutrition lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C., have dedicated themselves to helping people in your situation assert their right to compensation. Call our offices today to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.
Why does Elder Malnutrition Occur?
Elder abuse in the form of malnutrition often does not arise due to poor-hearted staff members. Often times, there are larger problems with the institution that result in failure to deliver enough or adequate nutrition to the home’s residents. These issues may include the following:
- Poor training or hiring practices
- Lack of funding
- Worker negligence
Whatever the reason, malnutrition is a serious form of elder abuse that must be addressed.