Seniors Injured By Nursing Home Prescription Errors
We trust nursing home health care professionals to know what prescriptions and dosages are appropriate for our loved ones. For many of us, that is the main reason for placing an elderly relative or dependent adult in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Therefore, when prescription errors occur, we have the right to bring negligent health care providers to justice.
At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., we stand up for the rights of the elderly and their families in Massachusetts. As experienced attorneys, we seek maximum compensation on behalf of clients who have suffered injury or wrongful death and negligence in a nursing home.
What Are Misdiagnosis And Medication Error?
Although aging is a natural part of life, modern medicine is designed to help the elderly maintain a comfortable standard of living. As such, any mistakes in prescription medication or misdiagnosis can lead to serious health problems or even wrongful death. Typical medication errors include:
- Failing to give daily medication
- Giving the wrong medication
- Giving medication to the wrong patient
- Accidentally giving medication beyond the recommended dosage (overmedicating)
- Combining medicines that work against each other or create harmful effects if combined
- Deliberately overmedicating to sedate a patient
All nursing home negligence cases must first be reviewed by a medical tribunal before we can pursue legal action. Once a determination is made that standards were not followed, our lawyers work diligently to investigate all evidence, including medical records, doctors’ reports and care charts, to build an effective case. We then aggressively pursue full and fair compensation on behalf of our clients through negotiation or litigation.
Preventing Further Injuries Through Dedicated Representation
While accidents do happen, most prescription errors and misdiagnoses can be prevented. We know that pursuing individual cases against careless health care workers can lead to permanent, long-term solutions that work to prevent future errors.
If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence, contact our firm online or call us at 866-491-6561 to discuss your case in a free initial consultation and case evaluation with one of our attorneys. We represent clients in Worcester and elsewhere in Massachusetts.