Medication Errors in Nursing Homes Can Be Lethal
Assertive Legal Representation in All Nursing Home Negligence Cases
Dispensing medication requires a medical professional to be knowledgeable of the needs of the patient and attentive to providing them the proper drugs and correct dosage. At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our medication error lawyers represent clients who have been severely injured from improper or too much medication.
Providing the wrong medication or too much of the correct medication can cause falls that result in fractured bones, delirium, kidney problems, or other adverse drug reactions, including death. The risks are too great for error to occur when it comes to a nursing home resident’s medication.
Clear communication among staff members is essential to preventing medication errors. It is the nursing home’s responsibility to staff qualified professionals and monitor their activities. When they fail to do so, both the nursing home and the negligent individual should be held responsible for their actions.
At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., our nursing home abuse attorneys can help you seek recovery of damages when a family member has suffered injury from a medication error that was serious, life-threatening, or fatal. We will fully investigate your claim, gathering information from nursing home records and consulting medical experts regarding the effects of the medication error. We will find out whether there is a pattern of negligence at the nursing home, and whether other residents have suffered from the same types of errors. On many occasions, nursing home records are not properly kept, and formal documentation of medication errors that did not result in serious injury are missing.
Medication is an important part of nursing home care. If your loved one was injured or died because of a medication error, we will aggressively represent you. For more information or to schedule an appointment regarding nursing home negligence, please contact Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., today.