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Is nursing home negligence factor in loved one's brain injury?

It can be absolutely devastating to witness a loved one suffer from a serious brain injury. Many such injuries are caused by automobile accidents, military combat and medical mishaps, such as nursing home negligence or surgical errors. What may be important to most Wyoming families whose loved ones have suffered brain injuries is understanding the recovery process and obtaining justice if negligence is involved.

If a nursing home resident falls or is abused and suffers a brain injury, he or she may be in a coma for some time. Although such states are typically non-responsive, there is evidence to show to many coma patients can still hear what's happening around them. Family members are encouraged to keep talking to their comatose loved ones in order to help draw them back to consciousness.

What you should know about dehydration

When people hear the term nursing home neglect, things such as bed sores, medication errors, falls and even elopement-related trauma likely come to mind. While these are all accurate depictions of this phenomenon, it's important to understand that it can also take more subtle forms.

For example, one form of nursing home neglect that is often overlooked, but which can have a devastating effect on the health and safety of elderly loved ones is dehydration.

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