My great grandmother passed away from severe hydration at a nursing home. Was this an act of negligence that I can sue for?

Question:  My great grandmother recently died of complications related to severe dehydration.  She had been living in a nursing home, and it is now clear that she was not properly taken care of.  What kind of action can my family take against the nursing home?

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When families entrust their loved ones to the care of a nursing home, they depend on the staff at the nursing home to be diligent in caring for the patient.  In a case where a patient has suffered as a result of severe dehydration, it is clear that the nursing home was neglectful in their care.  Wrongful death at nursing homes can occur as a result of many different factors, but the foundation of the claim is that the nursing home failed to provide adequate care and contributed to the untimely death of a patient.  If caregivers at the nursing home failed to notice that your great grandmother was not drinking enough fluids and failed to provide care for dehydration, your family has a claim of negligence and can hold the nursing home liable for the wrongful death of your loved one.

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