Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
Medication errors in medical facilities are startlingly common. According to the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, preventable medication errors result in more than 7,000 deaths in hospitals per year and tens of thousands more in outpatient facilities.
Learn more about the dangers of medication errors and what you can do if your elderly loved one received an incorrect medication in their nursing home.
The Dangers of Medication Mistakes
When you make the decision to have your elderly relative reside in a nursing home, you do so because that is the best decision for their health and happiness. Medication errors, however, are a dangerous form of medical negligence that can severely impact your relative’s long-term well-being.
In addition to prescribing the wrong type or dose of medicine, the following are common examples of medical negligence that happen in nursing homes:
Failure to provide an examination or treatment
Delay of necessary treatment
Failure to follow-up on the patient’s recovery
Performing unnecessary surgery
If you suspect your elderly relative has suffered from medical negligence in their nursing home, our personal injury attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere are here to help. We specialize in protecting the rights of the elderly and holding accountable those who commit nursing home abuse or neglect.
We encourage you to contact us today at (800) 328-2630 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.