Jacksonville Nursing Home Medication Error Attorney
When you make the tough choice to place your loved one in a nursing home, you should never have to worry about the nursing home staff making a mistake. Unfortunately, there are many times when medication errors take place within nursing homes.
Nursing homes are filled with residents that have special medical considerations but have relatively little involvement with an actual physician. This leads to a high number of adverse drug events, most of which are preventable. If a loved one has been harmed in a nursing home medication error, seek legal assistance from a Jacksonville nursing home abuse attorney today to secure the compensation your loved one is entitled to.
Our nursing home medication error attorneys understand these cases
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Farah & Farah have the experience and resources you need to handle your case. Our firm is built on the trust of our clients, and we will treat your case with the respect it deserves.
- We are dedicated to treating each case like it is the only one we are handling. That means we are all in, ready to pursue the compensation you deserve.
- We have the resources and legal firepower to stand up to insurance companies and corporations.
What an attorney will do to help this case
These cases can become incredibly complex, but an attorney can cut to the heart of the issue by:
- Securing all evidence related to the medication error
- Ensure the victim receives quality medical care
- Have your medical records reviewed by an expert medical witness
- Determine who was at fault in the case
- Calculate the damages your loved one and you have suffered due to the error
- Negotiate with all parties on your behalf to seek compensation
- Prepare to go to trial if necessary
How often does this happen in nursing homes?
The medication errors that occur in nursing homes are vastly underreported. A study of adverse drug events in nursing homes found that the overall rate of medication errors is high. Residents taking certain medications in the following categories were found to be at special risk to preventable adverse drug events:
- Antipsychotic agents
- Antiepileptic medications
The main causes of these medication errors were found to be:
- Communication problems – many medication decisions in the nursing home setting are made over the phone or through brief conversations between nursing home staff and the physicians or nurse practitioners.
- Inadequate information – this includes information about relevant medical conditions the resident may have, concurrent medications, potential adverse drug interactions, and lab testing results.
- Complex regimens – nursing home staff must ensure that medications are given at the right times and in the right combinations ordered by the doctors.
What kind of compensation is available in these cases?
If your loved one has been adversely affected due to a medication mistake in a nursing home, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Farah & Farah, we are ready to get to the bottom of what happened so we can fight for the compensation your loved one deserves. This could include:
- Coverage of any medical expenses related to the error
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a nursing home abuse attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 877-245-6707.