Tulsa Nursing & Medication Error Lawyer
Dedicated Legal Help for Tulsa Nursing Home Residents Suffering from Medication Errors
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are responsible for more than just basic care and housing of their elderly or disabled residents. Many, if not most, nursing home residents are taking one or more forms of medication for a variety of maladies. Long-term care facilities are responsible for ensuring that residents get the medication they are prescribed. Additionally, for residents who need assistance with taking the drug or remembering to do so, they are responsible for ensuring residents take their medicine. Nursing homes employ medical practitioners for this reason. If they fail to give residents their medication, give residents the wrong medication, or fail to check on residents who may forget to take their medication, the results can be disastrous.
If your elderly loved one is not getting the medication they need to survive, act now to ensure their safety. The passionate and knowledgeable nursing home medication error lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C., will help ensure that your family member gets the proper medicine, and that a negligent or abusive nursing home is held liable for any harm their negligence has caused your loved one and your family.
Types of Nursing Home Medication and Nursing Errors
Medication errors in a nursing home can occur in a few different ways. When the error involves prescribing or giving a patient the wrong medication, the failure constitutes more than negligent care–it is malpractice. Any of these mistakes can have a disastrous effect on a patient’s health, leading to severe complications or worsening of existing conditions.
The nursing home negligence lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C., are ready to pursue claims on behalf of your elderly or infirmed family member harmed by any form of medication errors, including the following:
- Nursing home pharmacy gives out the wrong medication to the patient or caregiver
- Physician, pharmacist, or other caregiver forgets about or fails to ask about patient allergies or other conflicting medication
- Physician prescribes the wrong medication or the wrong dosage
- Nursing home pharmacy mislabels the medication
- Nurse administers the wrong medication or incorrect dosage
- Nursing home staff fails to ensure that a patient requiring assistance remembers and is able to take their medication
- Improper mixing of the medication
- Nurse or caregiver failing to administer medication at the right time of day
- Nurse administers the drug in the wrong manner
- Giving the resident expired medication
- The medication interacts poorly with the resident’s diet, or conflicts with other medicines the resident is already taking
Medication Errors Are Frighteningly Common
Regulators are always on the lookout for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that regularly make prescription errors, but they cannot possibly catch them all. Roughly 1.5 million people across the country are harmed by medication errors every year, over half of which (800,000) occur in nursing homes. Almost a quarter of a million people die every year from medical mistakes, many of which are tied to medication errors.
Get Help from a Seasoned Tulsa Nursing Home Medication Error Lawyer Today
The Tulsa nursing error attorneys at Levinson Law, P.C., are ready to help you hold nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and other long-term care facilities to task for failing to live up to their sacred duties. If your loved one is not getting the medication or nursing care they need, then you must act fast to ensure their protection. Reach out to our Tulsa nursing home medication error lawyers to arrange for a private consultation at your convenience. We will work around your needs. We are prepared to meet in our office, in your home, or in a hospital room to discuss your case. Please call Levinson Law, P.C., to set up a free initial meeting, or use our website’s convenient contact form for a prompt, private response to your questions.