Our nursing home abuse attorneys represent clients and their families in cases relating to nursing home medication errors and mistakes. In many cases, the patient is either prescribed the wrong medication, or provided with the wrong dose of the medication. The results are often devastating, causing severe illness and even death. If you or your loved one experiences wrong drug administration in a Michigan nursing home, contact our firm for skilled legal representation.
There are a number of diseases that require an array of prescription medications, including:
– High blood pressure
– Parkinson’s disease
– Alzheimer’s disease
In fact, Americans aged 75 and older take an average of more than 11 different medications over a one-year period, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The elderly account for about 13 percent of the population, they make up about 35 percent of all prescriptions filled.
Well-run nursing home facilities that are adequately staffed with detail-oriented and dedicated employees have few problems correctly administering medications. However, if the Michigan nursing home facility is under-staffed or has undertrained employees, there is a chance that your loved one may receive the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage. Unfortunately, prescription drug errors are a common mistake made in nursing home facilities. The two most common mistakes are administering the wrong medication and overmedicating patients. These mistakes and errors can have devastating outcomes.
Nursing home neglect and abuse can take several forms. The most common type of abuse is nursing home negligence, in which overworked or undertrained employees become careless and make unintentional mistakes. Giving one elderly resident a medication that is prescribed for another resident can have serious ramifications. Dangerous, sometimes fatal side effects can occur. Additionally, some medications must be administered on a consistent basis in order to be effective and safe. Sporadic use can actually cause more harm than benefit in these cases.
We can help you if you believe that your loved one is the victim of medical malpractice in Michigan. Our team will obtain all of the medical records, personally review them, and then consult about your case with a board certified physician. The negligent medical provider may be liable for significant damages for the failure to provide appropriate treatment, especially when the injuries and damages caused by the improper treatment are substantial.
Our experienced attorneys handle cases against facilities for medication errors on behalf of injured residents. For more information on your legal rights after being administered the wrong medication in a Michigan nursing home, call us now. 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.