Sudden Weight Loss
An involuntary sudden weight loss in a nursing home resident may be caused by a number of factors, including illness, infection, or dehydration, and may be the result of neglect. California law requires that nursing facilities weigh all residents monthly, and any weight loss of five pounds or more in a 30-day period must be brought to the attention of the resident's treating physician promptly.
Walton Law Firm has successfully prosecuted custodial care providers in civil courts for illness and injuries associated with weight loss. If you have questions about care provided to your loved one, please submit your confidential question online, or call Walton Law Firm for a free and private consultation. We can be reached toll free at (866) 607-1325 or locally at (760) 607-1325.