Know Your Rights Following Medication Errors At Nursing Homes

Many elderly people who reside in nursing homes and assisted living facilities require daily medication. Most of the time the medication is vital for the individual due to a medical condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and a number of other common ailments among the elderly. When medication is not properly administered or the wrong dosage is given by nursing home staff, serious complications arise. Sometimes, even the untimely death of a loved one.

If your elderly loved one was injured or even killed due to a nursing home medication error, it is imperative that you seek experienced nursing home neglect representation as soon as possible. At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, Illinois, we provide seasoned nursing home neglect and abuse counsel to victims throughout the area. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your case. Call 312-226-4236 to schedule an appointment.

Medication Errors In Nursing Homes

Elderly residents of an assisted care facility should only receive medication from a qualified nurse. The nurse should verify not only the medication prescribed to the patient but also the dosage and instructions for administering. When the nurse fails to adhere to this standard it is considered negligence.

Common medication errors in nursing homes include:

  • Wrong medication
  • Wrong dosage administered (overdose or inadequate dosage)
  • Drug interactions
  • Wrong patient
  • Improper monitoring of patient
  • Failure to respond to patient in a timely manner

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There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our Chicago nursing home medication error lawyers. To speak to us, call 312-226-4236 or contact us online. Evening and weekend consultations are available. Se habla español.