Nursing Home Neglect: Failure to Administer Medications

When you and your family make the decision to place your elderly family member in a nursing care facility, you expect them to be taken care of in a responsible, safe manner. This includes making sure that all of their medications are administered correctly, on time and in the proper dosage. There are typically doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners on site to make sure that this is done properly, but unfortunately, negligence can occur and patients may be put at risk for serious harm.

Although some patients may not experience negative consequences immediately after a medication error, it could cause long-term effects and irreparable damage. The reckless individuals who neglect their patients in this manner must be held accountable for their behavior in a court of law. If you or someone you love has suffered because of nursing home neglect, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Types of Nursing Home Malpractice

In addition to failing to administer medication, the following related incidents may also be grounds for a lawsuit:

  • Failing to provide the correct medication
  • Failing to administer the correct dosage of for a certain prescription
  • Providing medication that has not been prescribed by a licensed physician
  • Administering multiple medications with potential for dangerous interaction
  • Giving a patient medication that is intended for someone else

When any of the above actions occur and you or someone you love is harmed as a result, you may be able to pursue legal action. This kind of dangerous behavior should not go unpunished, and the way to help ensure that happens is by bringing your claim in front of a judge or jury.

However, because each case has its own individual circumstances, it is imperative to speak with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your claim and determine its potential viability in court.

Contact Us

For more information about nursing home neglect and your options for seeking justice, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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