Medication Errors in Los Angeles Nursing Homes
A medication error in a nursing home or any assisted living facility may occur as a result of negligence by medical staff or any caregiver at the facility. Properly prescribed and administered, medication can and does save lives every day. Unfortunately, when the wrong drug or the wrong dosage amount is administered, the results may be catastrophic. A medication error may result in serious side effects and may even cause the wrongful death of an elderly resident in a nursing home.
If your elderly loved one suffered serious injury or lost his or her life due to any type of medication error, a Los Angeles nursing home negligence lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group may be able to help. Our law firm represents clients throughout the greater LA area in all types of elder neglect and abuse cases, including those involving medical malpractice and medication errors in nursing homes. To schedule a free initial consultation regarding your case, do not hesitate to call us at 800-670-8142 or contact us online.
About Medication Errors
How do medication errors occur? Most often, these stem from mistakes or some failure on the part of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist to act with reasonable care. For example, a doctor may mistakenly write down the wrong medication on a prescription slip. A nurse may take the wrong medicine off the shelf and administer it to a patient. A pharmacist may misread a prescription slip or may accidentally fill a prescription with the wrong drug. The most common types of medication errors involve the wrong medicine or the wrong dosage amount. With elderly patients who may be taking multiple medicines for different conditions, medication errors may also involve prescribing a medicine that will have a negative reaction with another medicine the patient is already taking. Learn more about medication errors in nursing homes. Contact a Los Angeles nursing home negligence attorney today.