Helping Victims of Dehydration in Nursing Homes Across Connecticut

Medically speaking, dehydration is caused by losing more fluid than you take in, hence the warnings about drinking enough water when you exercise, when the weather is hot or when you are ill. Most people experience dehydration at some point in their lives, possibly as a result of having the flu or in the form of a hangover.

While dehydration can be dangerous for anyone, it is particularly serious among people in nursing homes. Elderly nursing home residents can become dehydrated quickly and may suffer dangerous complications. That’s why we expect nursing homes to ensure residents are drinking enough fluids and to take immediate steps to address dehydration when it does occur.

If your loved one is suffering complications as a result of dehydration and you suspect they are not receiving the attentive, competent care they deserve, contact the nursing home injury lawyers at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC for a free remote consultation and case evaluation.


Without supervision, many nursing home residents don’t eat or drink enough: not because they want to suffer from dehydration or malnutrition, but because they need help to take care of themselves.

That’s why they are in an assisted living or convalescent facility. It is the nursing home’s responsibility to prevent those conditions by properly monitoring food and water intake of every resident.

Understaffing and poor supervision or monitoring practices are underlying causes in most cases of dehydration. Our attorneys know how to investigate these cases and have the experience and resources to achieve results.

To speak with an experienced nursing home injury lawyer about this issue, please contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, today. We handle nursing home negligence claims on a contingency basis; this means you pay no attorney fees unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery on your behalf.

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