Medication Errors Can Be Serious

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Nursing Homes administer a variety of medications to their residents as a matter of routine. Some of these medications, such as insulin and heart medications, can be considered critical for life. You should be able to trust the medical staff at a nursing home, but even trained professionals can make serious mistakes. Medication errors can lead to major health complications, overdoses and even death.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by medication errors in a nursing home, contact James J. Gutbrod, Attorney at Law in Akron, OH. He'll fight tirelessly to expose nursing home neglect and for compensation for your loved one's injuries.

Examples of medication errors

Not all medication errors are obvious. There are various types of medication errors in a nursing home, including:

1. Administration technique:

  • Slicing, cutting or crushing pills or capsules that should never be split
  • Failing to mix, shake or roll medication
  • Improperly applying eye drops
  • Failure to follow directions as to which food and fluids to give or avoid
  • Improper documentation of medications administered

2. Improper medication:

  • Giving the wrong medication not prescribed for that resident
  • Administering a medication to which the patient is allergic
  • Giving expired medication
  • Giving the wrong form of a medication

3. Errors in the amount of medication:

  • Overmedicating a resident
  • Giving too little or skipping doses of a medication
  • Administering a medication that has been discontinued by the doctor

We offer free consultations to help our clients make informed decisions. James J. Gutbrod, Attorney at Law has over 30 years of experience in representing injured parties. He is your best chance for maximum compensation.