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Nursing Home Residents Are Injured By Medication Errors

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Nursing Home Residents Are Injured By Medication Errors

Many seniors who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities rely on a number of prescription drugs to manage the symptoms of illnesses and preserve their quality of life. They rely on nurses and other nursing home employees to properly administer their medications and meet a high standard of care.

Unfortunately, seniors and other nursing home residents are hurt every year as a result of preventable prescription medication mistakes. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping your family in their time of need, with commitment and personal service.

Causes Of Medication Errors

There are a number of issues that lead to the prevalence of medication errors in nursing homes, including understaffed nursing homes, overworked employees and employees who lack the proper training in medication procedures. Many facilities also lack employees who understand the risks involved with certain drug interactions. Other causes include:

  • Doctors failing to advise their patients about possible bad interactions or side effects of prescription medications.
  • Pharmacists, doctors or nurses making dosage errors.
  • Nursing home staff administering the wrong drugs to clients or failing to deliver prescriptions at all.

All of these causes of medication errors can be fatal but are preventable. If a loved one was injured or made sick because of a prescription mistake, they deserve compensation for their suffering.

Personal Service For Your Nursing Home Negligence Claim

If you believe your loved one’s injury or illness has been caused or exacerbated by medication errors, you can rely on the attorneys at Slater & Norris, P.L.C., to fight for accountability. Our attorneys go the extra mile for our clients to provide personal service and dedication to their case. To discuss your potential claim with a West Des Moines medication error lawyer in a free consultation, contact us today by calling 866-412-5937 or send us a message.