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Medication Errors

Pharmacy and Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Residents in nursing homes rely on their medications to alleviate or treat the medical conditions common to age or disability.  Moreover, nursing home residents rely on physicians, nurses, and staff to prescribe, administer, and deliver the correct medications.  Because, unfortunately, even a single medication error can be disastrous.

With one of Ohio’s leading malpractice and nursing home injury law practices, the attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA are here to help you and your family when a negligent nursing home or medical professional causes injury.  Contact us to discuss your potential claims if you or your loved one suffered injury as the result of a medication error, including:

  • Exacerbation of Symptoms
  • Brain Injuries
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Heart, Kidney, or Liver Damage
  • Shock
  • Dizziness or Falls
  • Seizures
  • Wrongful Death

Negligence Causes Many Medication Errors

Nursing home doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and staff owe your loved one a duty to provide safe, appropriate care.  Negligence on the part of any one of these individuals can result in serious injury.  When prescription drugs, medications, and medicines are involved, the risks created by negligence increase dramatically.

Common mistakes and negligence that lead to pharmacy and prescription errors include:

  • Failure to Review Patient History
  • Administrative Errors
  • Prescribing Contraindicated Medications
  • Incorrect Dosage
  • Neglect or Failure to Timely Administer Medication
  • Understaffing and Shift Switch Issues

From initial prescription to final administration of a prescribed medication, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other staff are all involved in the care of residents and nursing home patients.  Any one of these individuals, through negligence or because of negligent facility policies and practices, can commit errors that cause serious or life-threatening injuries.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s nursing home injury lawyers understand how to investigate, identify, and pursue legal action against all parties responsible when pharmacy or medication errors occur.  Contact us now by phone or email for a free consultation and let us fight for your right to compensation.