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Dehydration Death

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Nursing Home Dehydration Death Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for the Families of Wrongful Death Dehydration Victims Caused by Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Buffalo, New York.


Elder person drinking water Most people tend to imagine nursing home abuse as physical cruelty or verbal mistreatment. Nevertheless, neglect is a common form of abuse where responsible caregivers fail to provide for nursing home residents in their care. Everyone requires adequate hydration for basic survival and proper functioning of vital organs. Severe instances of dehydration can lead to shock, kidney failure, multi-organ breakdown and even death.

Although nursing homes are obligated to have an effective approach to ensure that all residents stay hydrated, dehydration remains a prevalent form of neglect commonly suffered. Staff at nursing homes have a legal obligation to ensure the wellbeing and health of their residents, which includes ensuring that all residents receive adequate fluid intake.

If nursing homes simply exercised ordinary care to provide residents with basic needs, cases of dehydration deaths would be significantly lowered. Unfortunately, this does not happen in all nursing homes. There are several factors, such as the overpopulation of residents and insufficient staff members, which greatly contribute to neglect and dehydration of residents. When a loved one passes away in a nursing home, the victim’s family members may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home and any other responsible parties.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year 2019, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases throughout the United States since 1999, including numerous nursing home negligence lawsuits. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. in excess of $175 million to resolve injury and wrongful death claims. We acknowledge that losing a family member is one of the saddest and most disheartening happenings in life. In the unfortunate case that you had to say goodbye to a loved one before his or her time because of the neglect or abuse of a nursing home, allow Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York nursing home dehydration death lawyers to be there for you. The last thing a nursing home dehydration death victim’s grief-stricken family wants is to be concerned about legal issues. We will pursue the compensation that your family deserves while you and your family focus on mourning the loss of your loved one.

Why Do Dehydration Deaths Occur In Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes often suffer from a combination of overcrowding with residents, while being significantly understaffed. When caregivers are responsible for far more patients than is manageable, they can become overburdened. Overwhelmed staff may be too busy or even forget to check up on patients during their shifts. Some staff members may be inadequately trained and not even how to sufficiently care for residents. Caregivers should be trained to be able to detect when residents are dehydrated so that they can provide necessary liquids. Nursing home administrators may overlook the importance of creating specific care plans for each resident. This can include disregarding special nutritional and hydration requirements of residents. Some older residents have serious health conditions and require more liquids than other residents, but caregivers may not even realize this vital need exists if no specific care plan is in place.

Overcrowding, understaffing, neglect or carelessness often result when nursing home owners and management companies choose to put their profits before the well-being of residents. Dehydration among nursing home residents is strong evidence of neglect and abuse. When a nursing home resident suffers a fatality caused by not receiving the basic care and hydration he or she deserved, loved ones should take immediate legal action to hold those responsible accountable.

If someone you love died because of dehydration at a nursing home, contact us NOW at 716-839-3939. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of nursing home wrongful dehydration death attorneys in Buffalo, New York will fight to attempt to get you the best result possible after an instance of fatal nursing home neglect in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will treat you with respect and compassion, and we are here to help you through this difficult time.

Common Signs Of Dehydration

Dehydration Symptoms Generally, when someone is dehydrated specific signs will be present. Family members should pay close attention and look for any signs that their loved one could be suffering from dehydration. Some common signs of dehydration include:

  1. Dry mouth;
  2. Fatigue, light-headedness ordizziness;
  3. Extreme thirst;
  4. Dark-colored urine;
  5. Suffering from the chills;
  6. Flushed facial skin;
  7. Chills;
  8. Vomiting;
  9. Seizures; and
  10. Dry skin.

If you notice any of the above signs, you should inform a nursing home administrator as soon as possible.

The loss of a loved one due to nursing home neglect or abuse can put family members in a tough situation emotionally and financially. Although nothing can truly erase the emotional trauma associated with the loss of a loved one, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim against the nursing home’s owners, administrators, staff members or any other parties determined to be responsible for the death. Wrongful death lawsuits can provide surviving loved ones with financial compensation to assist them in dealing with their loss, as well as a sense of justice and closure after the loss of their loved one. There are strict time constraints applicable to wrongful death claims, so you must act fast to preserve your rights.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York nursing home dehydration death lawyers is committed to holding nursing homes responsible when residents suffer dehydration deaths. Having a highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney like Jed Dietrich, Esq. can ensure that you are in a position to receive the maximum compensation possible for the loss of your loved one.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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