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Why Medication Errors Are a Major Concern for Nursing Home Residents

Why Medication Errors Are a Major Concern for Nursing Home Residents

No matter how necessary it becomes, moving a parent, grandparent, or other family member into an assisted living facility tends to be scary. It is absolutely imperative that you evaluate a prospective nursing home as much as possible before making a decision or signing anything.

Medication Errors Are More Likely in Disorganized Nursing Homes

Medication errors (especially those involving painkillers) can be devastating to your loved one’s health and costly for your whole family. When nursing home staff are disorganized, understaffed, improperly vetted, or a nursing home is otherwise negligently run, your aging family member may be subject to dangerous accidents, such as:

  • Overdose on strong medication
  • Insufficient medication
  • Inconsistent medication
  • Breaking up pills or tablets labeled “Do Not Crush”
  • Failure to follow instructions essential to the effectiveness of the medication (such as encouraging residents to maintain a certain level of hydration, fast for a certain amount of time before doses, etc.)
  • Administering expired medications
  • Administering medication to the wrong patient
  • Administering multiple doses of a medication to the same patient

Should any of these occur, your loved one could experience severe medical complications. In fact, medication errors are often so serious that many patients die as a result. If you suspect your loved one is suffering as a result of nursing home negligence, involve an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer right away.

Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Represent Injured Seniors and Families in Greenville

At Christian & Christian, we can help you evaluate your circumstances and find the best legal remedy when nursing home staff fail to keep your loved one as safe and healthy as possible. Our nursing home abuse attorneys in Greenville have served many people whose loved ones have suffered as a result of negligent medication errors in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities, and we understand the personal, physical, and financial toll it can take.

We also know that medication errors have expensive consequences, for which the family typically becomes responsible. Our skilled attorneys know what to do in order to help you obtain a verdict or settlement that will help you and your loved one cover any and all costs stemming from the negligent or reckless behavior of nursing home staff.

We are ready to take your case and provide the wise legal counsel you need. Call (864) 408-8890 or contact us today to schedule your free consultation.


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