Medication Abuse and Negligence
What Should I Do if a Nursing Home is Responsible for Medication Errors?
Medication errors and medication abuse are two common and significant problems at nursing homes. If you are concerned that your parent, sibling or other family member has been the victim of medication abuse or a medication error at a nursing home, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at RGLZ Personal Injury Law.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers are committed to helping people who have been mistreated or injured as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse. We represent clients throughout New York in nursing home injury claims.
All too often, nurses and physicians at nursing homes use medication as a way to make their lives easier. They have learned from practice that drugging their patients is a way to keep them quiet, manageable and subdued. When a patient is easy to manage, there is no problem. But when a patient is loud, anxious, argumentative or simply too much to handle, nurses and physicians may use medication as a means of reasserting their control.
While the use of medication is permitted to protect a patient who is at risk of harming himself or others, medication should not be a shortcut for patience, diligence and appropriate care. The best interests of patients must be the priority of nursing home physicians, staff and nurses at all times.
What happens all too often at nursing homes is that doctors are prescribing heavy psychotropic medications at the bequest of nurses and without adequately considering the impact of such medications on their patients. Tragically, these patients spend their remaining days, months or years in a drug-induced stupor that hinders their ability to relate to others and maintain any semblance of a normal life.
Nursing home patients may suffer serious injury or death if they receive the wrong medication or the wrong medication dosage. Since nursing home physicians, nurses and staff distribute so many drugs to so many patients, they must take extreme caution to avoid giving patients the wrong medication type or dosage.
Making Justice Work for You
Since 1968, RGLZ has advocated passionately on behalf of thousands of injury victims. We have a strong record of results, including numerous million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. We have the know-how to effectively investigate and manage nursing home negligence and abuse claims, including medication abuse and medication error claims.
Our attorneys are very conscious of the fact that some nursing homes fail to properly protect their patients. We are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for their negligence and wrongdoing. You can rely on us for the experienced, aggressive and highly knowledgeable representation you require.
We handle all nursing home negligence claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Suffolk County medication abuse attorneys, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail.