One major problem caused by the increased amount of residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities is the failure of the staff to appropriately distribute medication. Medication errors jeopardize the life of each and every patient at a nursing home/assisted living facility. The effects of medication errors not only can have dire effects on the person whose medication is improperly administered, but also can affect the other patients. If you believe that a medication error has resulted in injury or death to your loved one, then you should contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman immediately!
HOW MEDICATION ERRORS HURT THE PERSON TAKING THE MEDICATION
This is fairly clear. If a doctor prescribes that a patient must take a medication at a certain time, then it is necessary that said person takes the medication at the required time. The failure of a facility to administer the appropriate prescription drug at the appropriate time may cause injury or even death.
These problems, however, do not always result as the failure to administer the correct medication at the appropriate time. Another problem occurs when the facility fails to administer the correct dosage of medicine. Many times, the carelessness of the staff at a nursing home leads the provider to administer too much or too little of a medication. This can happen when a doctor changes the doses and the staff does not check the medical chart prior to administering the medication. It also happens when the staff simply does not pay attention and administers the wrong amount.
Regardless of how the problem occurred, it is the responsibility of the nursing home/assisted living facility to appropriately administer medications to its clients. If your loved one has been injured as the result of a nursing home’s failure to properly administer medications, then you should contact our office immediately for your FREE consultation.
HOW MEDICATION ERRORS HURT THE OTHER RESIDENTS
Other residents can be also hurt as the result of the failure of a provider to properly medicate its patients. Many times, patients at an assisted living facility may be receiving medications to help with mental conditions. Some of these patients may have a tendency to get violent without their medications. It is the responsibility of the facility to ensure that the patient takes his or her medication so that the risk of violent outbursts is as low as possible.
The failure of a nursing home/assisted living facility to administer the appropriate medication to a patient that results in said patient causing injury to another person is a severe and significant problem. If your family member has been injured as a result of the negligence of a nursing home or assisted living facility, then you should call the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today!
YOUR LOVED ONES PROTECTED YOU. NOW ITS YOUR TURN TO PROTECT THEM!
If you or your loved one has suffered from suspected abuse at a nursing home, then you should contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman immediately. Our office will set up a FREE consultation to discuss all aspects of your situation. We will go over all of the facts of your case and set up a plan for how we can help. We will also take steps to help protect the evidence necessary to pursue your claim, which may include:
- Obtaining pictures of the abuse/injuries. (We always suggest that you start taking pictures immediately upon any suspicion that a nursing home neglect situation has occurred)
- Obtaining the medical records of the injured person including how and when each dose of medicine was administered
- Obtaining the patient’s prescription history as indicated by his or her primary physician
- Obtaining the documentation of supervision, or lack thereof, by the nursing home
- Examining his or her medical history
- Examining his or her daily routine
- Determining if video exists of the suspected abuse
- Determining if there are any witnesses
- Inquiring into whether they were properly cared for, including whether appropriate support was given to the patient
- Determining any additional complications that may have occurred as the result of the nursing home’s improper care
At the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman, we take pride in providing individualized and personal service to each and every one of our clients. Also, please remember that our services are provided with our No Fee Guarantee. You will never pay a single fee until we recover money for you or your loved one. There is no reason for delay. The doctors, nurses, and medical facilities have insurance companies and attorneys working for them. You need an attorney working for you. Contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today for your FREE consultation.