Receiving the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of a medicine can have a devastating effect on the health and quality of life of an elderly person. If the health and vitality of your loved one has declined following admission to a nursing home, it may be due to medication errors.
The lawyers at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish have experience representing victims of all types of negligent care in nursing homes. We will fight to hold nursing homes accountable and to recover the full and fair monetary compensation you are owed. We serve families in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
Was your loved one injured by a medication error in a nursing home? Contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to schedule a free consultation.
Nursing Home Medication Errors
Medication errors in nursing homes occur far more often than any of us would like to believe. The following are some of the most common:
- Overdose or underdose
- Administering the wrong drug
- Administering a drug the wrong way (for example, crushing a pill that is intended to be swallowed whole)
- Administering a drug at the wrong time
- Failure to monitor a patient for drug reactions
- Overmedication of residents to make them more docile
Most medications errors are due to understaffing or having unqualified employees administer drugs.
Contact Our Chicago Prescription Drug Error Attorneys
If you have a loved one who has been injured due to receiving the wrong medication in a nursing home or assisted living facility, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at (312) 782-1386 or contact us by completing our online form.