These facilities are home to some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and mistakes with medication can have serious and even fatal consequences.
At Your Insurance Attorney, our attorneys have decades of experience handling cases involving medication errors in nursing homes. Led by Nathan P. Carter, Michael A. Mandeville, Brian C. Guppenberger, and Joshua A. Machlus, our attorneys are members of The American Trial Lawyers Association, AAJ Leaders Forum, Florida Legal Elite and American Board of trial Advocates. They have been working on these cases for almost 30 years, and have sued many of the same facilities over and over again.
Medication errors can take many forms, from administering the wrong medication to giving the wrong dosage. In some cases, residents may be given medication they don’t need, while in others, they may not receive medication they do need. These errors can occur for a number of reasons, including:
All of these situations can lead to serious health problems, and in some cases, even death. It is the responsibility of nursing homes to ensure that residents receive the correct medication at the correct time and in the correct dosage.
It is important to note that the nursing home industry is a business, and like any business, their primary goal is to make a profit. Unfortunately, this profit-driven mindset can lead to understaffing and cutting corners on essential care, including medication management.
Understaffing can mean that nurses and caregivers are spread too thin, and may not have the time or resources to properly manage and administer medications to residents. This can lead to rushed and careless mistakes, putting residents at risk.
Another issue that can arise from the profit-driven mindset is the use of cheaper, but potentially dangerous medication. Some nursing homes may choose to use generic versions of medication or opt for less expensive brands, regardless of their effectiveness or potential side effects. This can also lead to medication errors and negative consequences for the resident’s health.
When medication errors occur, families should be aware of the signs of neglect and malpractice that can lead to medication errors. These can include:
It is important for families to know their rights and to understand the legal options available to them. Our attorneys will work with you to investigate the incident and gather evidence to support your case. We will fight for the compensation you and your loved one deserve to cover any medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of medication errors in a nursing home, it is important to speak with an attorney who has experience in this area. At Your Insurance Attorney, our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that your loved one receives the justice they deserve. If you or a loved one has been affected by medication errors in a nursing home, please don’t hesitate and contact us today for a free consultation.
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