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Fecal Impaction / Impacted Bowels

Long Beach Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys

A dangerous condition typically caused by prolonged constipation, fecal impaction can cause serious infections and even death. It may also be a sign of neglect at a nursing home or by an elder caregiver. At Garcia & Artigliere, we litigate elder abuse cases involving fecal impaction caused by negligence. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we know how to prepare strong, persuasive arguments based on the facts at hand and relevant legislation and case law.

Our Long Beach nursing home neglect attorneys may be able to help you. It starts with a free, confidential consultation – call (562) 608-1425 or contact us online. Se habla español.

What Causes Fecal Impaction?

Fecal impaction occurs when a large, hard lump of feces becomes lodged in the lower intestine. It is most often seen in people who have been constipated for a long time, or in people who suddenly stop taking laxatives. The stool cannot pass naturally, and if this is not addressed, it can lead to infection and other serious problems.

Elderly persons are more likely to suffer from fecal impaction, particularly in the presence of the following risk factors:

  • Constipation
  • Frequent laxative use
  • Certain medications
  • Low activity level
  • Poor bathroom habits (holding in bowel movements for long periods of time)

Nursing Home Responsibility for Preventing Impacted Bowels

Elder caregivers and nursing homes have a responsibility for monitoring bathroom habits and medication, providing a balanced diet, and watching for and addressing constipation. Negligence in these areas can increase an elderly patient’s risk for fecal impaction, and at-fault parties should be held liable.

Discuss your case and concerns with a knowledgeable professional and find out whether your elderly loved one may have received substandard care. Our Long Beach nursing home abuse lawyers know what signs to look for and how to prove fault in order to maximize your recovery.

Contact Garcia & Artigliere for your free consultation at (562) 608-1425.

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Garcia & Artigliere?

  • Founder Stephen M. Garcia has served as lead counsel in more than 2,500 elder and/or dependent adult abuse cases.
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