Nursing Home Negligence: Medication Errors
According to the groundbreaking study from the U.S. Institute of Medicine, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, as many as 98,000 people die every single year as a result of medical errors. Medication errors can also cause serious injuries that may not result in death, but can change a person’s life forever. With proper systems in place, medication errors are completely preventable. Many errors stem from giving patients improper or incorrect medication.
Most nursing home residents take medication. Nursing homes are responsible for ensuring that residents take their medications in the proper doses and at the proper times. Unfortunately, many institutions are more interested in profits than people. When management cuts corners in a nursing home, people can get hurt. When nursing homes skip doses or give patients improper doses or the wrong medication, severe injury or death can be the result.
Carter Law Offices has fought for nursing home residents throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area for many years. When your loved one has been harmed by a negligent nursing home, you need someone who will fight for you. You need someone who is as fed up with the nursing homes as you are. Carter Law Offices is the law firm you need. Call 816-283-3500 today.
Uncovering Neglect Through Careful Investigation
Our law firm will diligently investigate the circumstances behind your loved one’s death or injury. One major source of information in medication error cases is the Medication Administration Record, or MAR. This record should chart every medication that nursing home residents receive during the course of the day. This record will usually show the nature of the medication errors that harmed your loved one. While we are building a case against the nursing home, we will also build a case to determine your loved one’s damages. We will be dedicated to achieving a favorable outcome in your case.
Contact a Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer at Carter Law Offices.
Carter Law Offices represents victims of nursing home neglect and abuse across Kansas City and beyond. Call 816-283-3500 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys. We can make house calls and nursing home visits if necessary. We will not accept any fees unless we are successful at collecting compensation on your behalf.