Medication Errors

  • Medication Errors in Nursing Homes in Ohio and Kentucky

The Causes and Risks of Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Accomplished attorneys serving victims in Kentucky and Ohio

Elderly residents in nursing homes may be on multiple medications. With so many residents and so many drugs, the chances of a staff member making a medication error increase. Sometimes these errors have long-term, permanent and even fatal consequences. Crandall & Pera Law represents residents in Kentucky and Ohio nursing homes who have been harmed due to a medication error. Our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses understands the causes and potentially severe consequences of medication errors.

Types of medication errors in nursing homes

Medication errors could be the result of negligence on behalf of the staff, mistakes made by the doctor or pharmacist, or as an act of abuse. Crandall & Pera Law handles complex medication error cases including:

  • Overdosing or underdosing a resident
  • Withholding medication as a form of punishment
  • Using medication to chemically restrain a resident
  • Administering drugs incorrectly
  • Failing to provide food or water when a medication needs to be taken with a meal or a drink
  • Giving residents expired medications
  • Failing to read residents’ medical histories before prescribing drugs
  • Lab errors
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Failing to keep medical records up to date
  • Stealing medication from residents for personal use or to give to a different resident

Some of the cases Crandall & Pera Law handles can be construed as medical malpractice as well as nursing home abuse and neglect.   Our team will build a case strategy that includes all available claims arising from a medication error.

Signs of medication errors

If you suspect your family member is being mistreated, it is important to speak to an attorney with experience in nursing home abuse lawsuits. Some of the signs of medication errors may include:

  • Lethargy
  • Increased or decreased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Failure to get well after taking medications for infections or viruses
  • Organ failure
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Medication errors can lead to the death of your loved one, so it is crucial that victims seek help. Crandall & Pera Law understands the potentially severe consequences if a nursing home resident is not given the medication he or she needs in the way that he or she needs it.  We investigate our clients’ claims efficiently and with great care.

You are not powerless when it comes to medication errors

Medication errors are serious, and some are potentially life-threatening. Crandall & Pera Law helps families and their loved ones in the event of a medication error. To schedule a no-obligation consultation in Kentucky or Ohio, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out this convenient online contact form. We are able to visit our clients and their families in nursing homes.

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Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
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Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Chesterland, Ohio 44026
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Toledo, Ohio 43612
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Cincinnati, OH 45230
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Lexington, KY 40504
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Louisville, KY 40220
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