Nursing home residents are dependent on qualified staff for quality care, specifically the dispensing of prescription drugs. Vigilance and attention to detail are paramount when it comes to dosage levels and frequency. In placing your elderly or disabled loved one in the care of nursing home professionals, you trust them to attend to his or her medical and medication needs.
Medical malpractice attorneys Joshua Gillette and Janet Izzo employ all of their resources in holding nursing homes accountable for medication errors.
A New York Lawyer Skilled In Handling Claims Involving Medication Mistakes
Electronic medical records are meant to improve the accuracy in documenting a patient’s prescription needs. Yet, advances in technology are of little help when communications break down between nursing home staff and pharmacists. The results are oversights on dosage frequency and a lack of medication reconciliation.
Medication reconciliation is important for all prescription drug users, but particularly for an elderly or disabled patient. The process compares a patient’s medication orders to the medication currently taken. Reconciling transactions helps to avoid errors that can take the form of omissions, duplications, dosing mistakes, or dangerous drug interactions.
Nursing home staff must have a thorough knowledge of the prescription medication assigned to their residents. They must provide the proper dosage at the right time and monitor any side effects or allergies.
When they fall short in their most basic responsibilities, you need legal help to hold the facility accountable for your loved one’s injuries.
Consult An Attorney About Your Legal Options
To schedule a free consultation with a Syracuse, New York, lawyer experienced with claims of medication errors in nursing homes, fill out our intake form online. You can also call Gillette & Izzo Law Office at 315-421-1000. We take all types of nursing home negligence cases on a contingency basis, so you do not pay legal fees unless we recover compensation on your claim.
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