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Medication Errors

Does Your Loved One Seem Lethargic or Overmedicated?

Many elderly individuals depend on daily medications to ease their pain, treat ailments and prevent illness. Improper medication or a missed or incorrect dosage can have catastrophic results.

Nursing home residents trust that their care providers will properly allocate and administer their medications. When that does not happen and residents are not given the right medication at the right time, it is considered nursing home neglect.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., our nursing home negligence attorneys help victims who were improperly medicated in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Bronx and Brooklyn and throughout New York. We have been representing injured New Yorkers for more than 40 years and we have a proven record of successful case results for victims of negligence and abuse. We put that knowledge and experience to work for you. To learn more, contact us online via e-mail or call 212-750-1200. We fight, you win.

Common Types of Medication Errors in New York Nursing Homes

Each year, thousands of people in nursing homes, group homes and hospitals are given the wrong medication. Unfortunately, improper medication errors can have tragic results — especially in the case of older adults. Not receiving the right dosage or the right medication at the right time can result in treatment setbacks, allergic reactions or even death.

Common medication errors in nursing homes include:

  • Improper dosage, which can lead to brain damage, bleeding, altered moods, physical dependency or other health complications
  • Incorrect medication or prescription error
  • Medication not administered at the right time
  • Mislabeled containers or manufacturing defects
  • Miscommunication between health care professionals

When these errors occur, it is usually because a nursing home staff member, assisted living provider, nurse, doctor or other health care professional was negligent or failed to follow a care plan.

One other alarming medication trend at some nursing homes and assisted living centers is to overmedicate residents as a chemical restraint. Staff can administer medication as a chemical restraint only when ordered by a doctor to treat an underlying condition — not simply to restrain a resident or control behavior as a matter of convenience. Administering drugs or overmedicating residents to restrain them can have serious side effects and long-term effects on one's health.

Contact Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C.: Good Lawyers, Good Friends

If you believe your loved one is being chemically restrained or improperly medicated or was injured because of a medication error, we can help. Our nursing home negligence lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help elder abuse victims obtain full and fair compensation for the injuries they have suffered. To schedule a free consultation at our New York office, contact us online or call 212-750-1200. If you are unable to come to our office, we can travel to you.

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