Medication Errors And Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect takes many forms, and one of those is medication errors. When nursing home doctors or staff administer the wrong drug or the wrong dosage, the consequences can be devastating for patients and their families.
If you believe your loved one has been harmed due to medication errors in an elder care facility, please contact us in San Antonio for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing people who have suffered harm due to nursing home negligence.
What Leads To Medication Errors In Nursing Homes?
Medication errors in nursing homes happen for a variety of reasons, and often the underlying cause is negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the facility or an individual who works there.
If your loved one was injured or otherwise suffered an illness because of a medication error, we can investigate the matter and determine whether any of the following was a factor:
- Failure to check medical records for drug allergies
- Administering the wrong drug
- Over-medication or under-medication of patients
- Inadequate training or under-qualified staff
- Poor communication among nursing home personnel
- Failure to properly screen employees
Sometimes, when the incorrect administration of medication is particularly egregious, the situation rises to the level of abuse. If you believe your loved one has been neglected or abused in an elder care facility, you should speak with us today about your legal options for holding the responsible party accountable.
Contact Marynell Maloney Law Firm
We advise and represent clients in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. For a free consultation, please call us in San Antonio at 210-446-0035 or contact us by email. Our attorneys collect a fee only if we recover compensation for your loved one.