Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
Mobile, AL nursing home abuse attorneys can help
Nursing homes need to carefully keep track of what medications they give to residents and precisely follow instructions given by doctors or pharmacists. Otherwise, mistakes by staff members could cause serious health problems or even fatalities.
Medication errors are considered very serious examples of nursing home abuse and neglect. That's why it's important for injury victims and their families to seek immediate medical treatment. Then contact us to learn more about their legal rights.
People dealing with medication errors in nursing homes regularly rely on the help of Mobile, AL medication error attorneys at Braswell Murphy LLC. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to compile that information into a strong legal case.
Common injuries caused by medication errors
Serious injuries or medical problems often occur due to people being given the wrong medication or not being given any medication at all. Many people also often have severe allergic reactions in response to being given the wrong medication. Such injuries or illnesses include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Organ failure
- Brain damage
- Loss of consciousness
- Respiratory failure
- Heart attack
Don't underestimate the seriousness of your loved one's injury. If someone harmed your loved one in a nursing home by giving them the wrong medication - or no medication at all - you have rights and we can fight for them.
We help injured people fight back
The biggest obstacle families often face with medication error cases is the nursing home often refusing to admit it did anything wrong. Even if they admit that they gave your loved one the wrong medication or failed to give them any medication at all, they will likely try to claim such a mistake was an innocent error and not their responsibility. Or they may "lose" documentation or even falsify records to try to prove that they did nothing wrong.
That's not good enough. Families trust nursing homes to safely take care of their loved ones. Giving them the right medication is at the top of the list of priorities. If they made a mistake, we can demand to see the nursing home's medical records and request an independent medical evaluation of your loved one. Schedule your free case evaluation with us today. We're here for you when you need us most.