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Medication Errors Are Common But Unacceptable

By the time an elderly person is in a nursing home or elder care facility, chances are that the person has more than one medical issue and they may be taking multiple medications. It would not be uncommon to have a single person take warfarin as a blood thinner, Lipitor for cholesterol, Aricept for Alzheimer’s and Fosamax for osteoporosis, as well as over-the-counter drugs for arthritis or the common cold.

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When they are taking so many pills, the nursing home resident cannot be depended on to monitor their own drugs or say to anyone, “I don’t take that pink pill.” It is the responsibility of the nursing home staff to properly prescribe and administer the medications and prescriptions.

At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, our personal injury trial lawyers hold the nursing home staff accountable for prescription errors that can result in lack of treatment, illness or even a wrongful death due to an overdose. Our law firm and our attorneys are focused 100 percent on personal injury litigation and can provide you with serious help for the injury suffered by your parent or vulnerable adult due to a nursing home mistake.

Did You Experience One Of These Problems?

When your parent or another loved one is in assisted living or an elder care facility, you depend on the staff to properly administer their prescription and over-the-counter medications. Please contact our law firm if your loved one has suffered due to any of the following scenarios:

  • Incorrect medication (the wrong drug given)
  • Incorrect dosage (the right drug in the wrong amount)
  • Error in timing (the right drug given at the wrong time of day)
  • Treatment withheld (drug not given for a prescribed condition)

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