Many nursing home residents require medication to manage a variety of illnesses and conditions. Nursing home doctors, caregivers, and staff are responsible for making sure that residents receive the proper medication and correct dosages. While minor errors are bound to occur, residents should not suffer as a result of negligent medication mistakes. Unfortunately, this can and does occur in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the United States.
If your loved one became ill, died, or was harmed due to a nursing home medication error, contact Stepp & Sullivan, P.C. to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Houston-based nursing home neglect lawyers. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, we are here to answer your questions and help you fight for justice and recovery on behalf of your loved one.
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Examples of Nursing Home Medication Errors
In most cases, nursing home medication mistakes occur during what is commonly referred to as “med passes.” A med pass is when a nursing home staff member (typically a licensed nurse) dispenses medication to nursing home residents according to specific instructions from the residents’ doctors.
Some common examples of medication errors that may occur during a med pass include:
- Administering an incorrect dose
- Failing to properly shake or mix medication
- Insufficient food or fluid intake with medications
- Negligent omission of dose
- Administering medication that has expired
- Accidentally administering multiple doses
- Failure to properly monitor residents after a dose
Administrative errors, such as lab mistakes and improper paperwork, can also lead to serious consequences for residents who depend on medication. Nursing homes have a responsibility to ensure that their residents are properly cared for; failure to do so is considered negligence.
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If your loved one was harmed or killed due to a nursing home medication mistake, you have the right to take legal action against the negligent parties. At Stepp & Sullivan, P.C., we have decades of legal experience, and we are prepared to put this experience to work for you. Our nursing home medication error attorneys in Houston can answer your questions and help you fight for justice on behalf of your elderly loved one.
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