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Nursing home residents with diabetes more prone to drug-related problems

Posted on June 18, 2015 2:27 pm under Nursing Home Abuse

Diabetes affects a total of 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the whole population, according to a 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because diabetes is a long-term condition, many residents in nursing homes also suffer from this condition.

Apart from the complications associated with the disease, residents with diabetes are also at risk of drug-related problems (DRPs). DRPs happen due to the following reasons:

  • Adverse drug interaction resulting from multiple drug therapy
  • Inappropriate treatment
  • Overdosage, or too much dosage of the correct drug

A nursing home staff has the responsibility to ensure that the residents are getting the right amount of medicine, at the right time, and in the right way. If your loved one has been harmed at a nursing home at Wisconsin, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see the possibility of filing a claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free assessment of your case.