Many residents may take multiple medications and it is important that the nursing home or other facility ensure that the correct medications and dosages are given at the correct time. If the incorrect medications, dosages, or frequencies of the medications are altered, the resident can suffer significant injuries or death. Unfortunately, sometimes residents are overly medicated on purpose to ease the facility’s burden of providing care and treatment to a resident that wanders or suffers from psychological disorders. This is improper and can be extremely dangerous to the resident, as the overuse or an increase in the prescription level can have long-standing mental and physical repercussions.
Medication Errors Can Cause Significant Health Consequences
Many residents require that their medications be altered or adjusted for a variety of reasons, including surgery, illness, injury, or an unexpected medical condition. Anytime that medications are changed or altered, it is important to ensure that the appropriate medications are prescribed and given in the appropriate amounts at the appropriate times. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and residents are exposed to the dangerous and substantial side-effects of medication errors, including:
- Heart attack
- Allergic reaction
- Skin irritation and rash
- Breathing difficulty
- Wrongful death
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When you have entrusted the care and treatment of a loved one to a nursing home or other facility and have been betrayed by a lack of care and treatment, The Greene Law Firm will fight for you and your loved one to ensure that they are fairly compensated for the injuries they have sustained. We know how to investigate nursing home abuse or assisted living care abuse. This includes aggressively seeking pertinent documents, compassionately explaining the legal process to clients, working tirelessly to hold the nursing home or assisted living facility responsible, and ultimately, if necessary, presenting the case to a jury. Taking legal action will not only hold the nursing home or other facility responsible for their actions, but it may also improve conditions and the level of care and treatment at that facility in the future. If your loved one has suffered an injury related to medication errors at a nursing home or assisted living facility, please contact our firm.