Holding Nursing Homes Accountable For Medication Errors
In a nursing home or assisted living setting, medication errors may sometimes be traced back to one of several responsible parties:
- A prescribing physician who serves residents of the facility
- A managing nurse who coordinates care
- A nurse’s aide or another caregiver who fails to administer medications as ordered
All too often in nursing homes, decision-makers tend to engage in a pattern of overmedication in order to keep residents overly docile. Use of relaxants or antidepressants as a form of chemical restraint may leave residents with weakened muscular self-control, which in turn leads to fall injuries as well as psychological injuries.
Is It Time To Talk To An Attorney About Overmedication?
Family members of nursing home residents often wonder what constitutes expected adjustment challenges and what constitutes abuse and neglect. A good rule of thumb is that if you are asking the question, it is a good time to consult with a Kansas City nursing home neglect lawyer.
If there is any concern about whether your loved one is suffering effects of negligence or abuse with regard to medications and you are having trouble getting satisfactory answers through the care facility, we invite you to contact Mayer & Associates, P.C., on Ward Parkway. We handle nursing home negligence cases throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.
Sometimes potential clients say they do not wish to sue a facility in pursuit of financial awards, but, rather, they want to see policies and procedures change. They want the reassurance of proper care of their loved one and other residents. Our nursing home abuse attorney in Kansas City can advise you on steps to take to protect your loved one’s well-being and, in some cases, influence “the system” for the betterment of other residents of a nursing home as well.
Legal Advice On Overmedication And Wrong Medication Injuries
Timing may be an issue in a nursing home negligence case. In Kansas, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing nursing home negligence claims and a five-year limit in Missouri. Learn how we can help you move a case forward if you suspect your loved one was harmed in a nursing home through medication errors. Our Kansas City nursing home abuse attorney at Mayer & Associates, P.C., has abundant experience in nursing home negligence and can personalize advice to your loved one’s situation.