The loss of water in the body can be a very serious problem and can result in a fatality. It is imperative that human beings receive the necessary hydration to remain in a healthy state. If a person does not stay properly hydrated, it can result in serious illness and even death.
Dehydration symptoms can set in after a loss of only 2% or 3% of the body’s water. It is much easier to stay hydrated than to get back to a sufficient level of hydration after being dehydrated.
Signs of Dehydration
Some of signs of dehydration include:
- Dry skin
- Loss of appetite
- Blurring of vision
- Dark urine
At times, dehydration may be a symptom of negligence. In hospitals or nursing homes, when patients rely on medical professionals to assist them in receiving the nutrition they need, dehydration could be a sign that medical professionals aren’t doing what they need to keep their patients healthy.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to dehydration, contact the personal injury lawyer that has experience and expertise in handling nursing home negligence cases at Habush Habush & Rottier today by calling 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874).