Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. nursing home neglect lawyers have significant experience filing lawsuits against Michigan nursing home for the administering wrong medication to patients or medication errors. It is most common for the elderly to be prescribed drugs and for their prescription and dosage to change frequently. Elderly patients often suffer from cancer, heart disease and stroke, which require numerous medications, along with many other medical conditions that Michigan nursing home patients may suffer from. In fact, a recent study states that people 75 years and older take on average more than 11 different drugs over the course of a year. In addition, Medicare states that 90% of their beneficiaries use prescription drugs.
Given these facts, properly managing patient medication should be a high priority in Michigan nursing homes. Nursing homes should contain proper staffing and procedures to endure nurses have the time to verify each patient is receiving all the proper dosages and medication prescribed to them. Unfortunately, giving patients the wrong medication and overmedicating patients happens all too frequent in nursing homes. If a nursing home is poorly managed and committing these acts, it is negligent and it may give rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Wrong Medication Given to Michigan Nursing Home Patients
Often times, in a Michigan nursing home, wrong medication is distributed by mistake to a patient. These mistakes may happen because the nursing home is understaffed, and overworked. The consequences of the wrong medication can be very serious, causing severe injury, or even death. If one patient receives someone else’s high-blood-pressure medication, for example, instead of his or her owns diabetes medication, not only are both patients failing to be treated for conditions they do have, but they also run the risk of dangerous interactions and side effects from the drug they are not supposed to be taking. Also, some drugs require steady, consistent use in order to be effective and safe; on-again, off-again use may also cause significant harm to a Michigan nursing home patient.
Our No Fee Promise for Wrong Medication Administered to Michigan Nursing Home Resident Cases
We will represent you in your injury case due to wrong medication given to patient in Michigan nursing home under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
If a loved one has been given wrong medication or drugs on behalf of the error of a Michigan nursing home, you do have legal rights. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.