WHAT TYPES OF MEDICATION ERRORS OCCUR NURSING HOMES AND HOSPICE FACILITIES?
There are many ways medication errors can occur in nursing homes, including:
- Medication omission or under dosage
- Medication overdose
- Providing expired or old medication
- Incorrect medication dosage timing or technique
- Lab errors
- Providing the wrong form of medication
Patients involved in medication errors as a result of negligence or abuse at a nursing home or hospice may be eligible for compensation for; medical bills, physical, psychological, and emotional injuries.
WHAT CAN I DO IF A LOVED ONE IS INVOLVED IN MEDICATION ERRORS IN A NURSING HOME?
If you, or your loved one, is involved in a medication error incident at a nursing home or hospice facility, take immediate action to rectify the situation. Ensure you, or your loved one, receive proper medical treatment. Do not hesitate to remove your loved one from the facility.
Be sure to document any injuries caused by medication errors with photographs, witness statements and medical records as applicable.
HOW CAN A NURSING HOME LAWYER HELP?
If your loved one is involved in a medication error at a nursing home or hospice facility, focus on getting proper medical care and finding a new nursing home or hospice facility, rather than deadlines, legal paperwork or attorneys.
Instead, let our experienced attorneys focus on taking on the nursing home or hospice facility. We have experience obtaining settlements large enough to cover temporary or lifelong costs associated with medical mismanagement and other nursing home or hospice facility injuries. In our most successful cases, Habush clients obtain settlements often double what unrepresented victims obtain.
The experienced nursing home abuse attorneys of Habush & Rottier are here to help you with your nursing home or hospice facility injury claim, including medical mismanagement claims. To discuss the details of your situation, contact us at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874).