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Nursing Home Abuse: Medication Errors

Medication Errors

Taking prescription drugs later in life are usually a way of life for many elderly Americans.  For your loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility, that responsibility of prescribing and administering those prescriptions falls on their staff.  Unfortunately, the nursing homes are not providing enough care and attention when prescribing and administering these vital medications. Your loved one could be overmedicated, under medicated, or worse, administered the entirely incorrect medication.  That carelessness could be detrimental to your loved one.  Some nursing homes and assisted living facilities are so understaffed that they have unnecessarily administered sedatives to residents in an effort to reduce the amount of care they must provide.  If a nursing home or assisted living facility has improperly administered medication to your loved one, they may be negligent.

The most Common Types of Medication Error in Nursing Homes include:

  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Incorrect dosage of medication
  • Prescribing a medication with threatening side effects
  • Medication errors that can result in permanent disability, or even death

 

The Banks Law Group is well versed in the needs of our clients. Our team is dedicated to uncovering the truth and finding justice from those injured by the negligence of a caregiver. Don’t hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation today!

Contact us directly at 844-815-9632 for your free in depth consultation.