Medication errors in nursing homes happen far more often than we would like to believe. Every day, seniors with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease do not receive the medication they need or receive the wrong medication from nursing home staff. These errors may go undetected until the resident suffers serious health consequences.
At Warner Law Offices, our attorneys represent seniors who have been harmed by medication errors in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities. We also represent the families of wrongful death victims. Our mission is not only to recover compensation for our clients but also to hold nursing homes accountable for errors that put our loved ones at risk.
Medication errors occur in places where they should never happen: in elder care facilities where trained nurses are responsible for dispensing drugs to residents. The following are some of the most common errors:
- Failure to dispense needed medication
- Dispensing medication to the wrong patient
- Dispensing the wrong medication
- Dispensing the wrong dose of a drug
- Overmedicating patients
- Failure to monitor a patient for adverse drug reactions
Medication errors can rob a senior of his or her health and vitality. We believe it is important to seek justice in these cases to help prevent similar negligence from harming others. If your parent or loved one was injured or died due to a preventable nursing home error, contact our attorneys.