Medication Error Leads To Decertification Of Nursing Home | MI Medication Error & Mistake Attorneys

A nursing home is losing its certification after several reported cases of wrong medication dosing. According to official reports, in many instances, severely needed medication was delayed, not given, or never ordered even though medical staff was directed to do so by physicians. Some of the errors include administering what was supposed to be a one-time dose as a daily dose given for 23 days, giving a patient 28 units of penicillin when only 3 units were ordered, and giving powerful antibiotic once every seven days instead of every day for seven days.

When one falls victim to a nursing home medication error, medical malpractice has occurred that can leave victims severely harmed or dead. These patients may face a long physical and emotional recovery. Additionally, victims and their families will have to pay for the additional medical care to heal them of the mistake’s effects.

If you suspect your loved one is not being properly taken care of by the nursing home they reside in, and the nursing home staff has made a medication error, a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit may be sought.

In the nursing home setting, some of the more common medication errors include:

  • Failure to Consider Adverse Side Effects of Drugs
  • Administering The Incorrect Prescription
  • Incorrect Medication Dosage
  • Adverse Drug Interactions:
    • There are three main types of drug interactions:
    • Liability for Medication Errors
    • Overmedicating
      • Drugs with food and beverages
      • Drugs with dietary supplements
      • Drugs with other drugs

If your loved one’s health or behavior changes unpredictably, if he or she starts developing unusual physical symptoms, or if he or she grows more lethargic or confused, medication-related abuse may be at fault. If at all possible, visit the nursing home when medications are dispensed to see whether care is taken to ensure that the correct drugs and dosages are given to patients. Ask to see a log of the drugs given to your loved one. And if you do suspect that your loved one has been improperly medicated, ask a doctor to run tests.

Our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C handle cases against facilities for medication errors on behalf of injured resident.  For more information on your legal rights after medication errors in Michigan nursing home, call our experienced expert attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. now at (800) 606-1717.  We will represent you and your family in your medication error case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case.

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