Medicine Errors and Medical Malpractice in Georgia Nursing HomesYou trust your loved one’s nursing home to do a lot of things. At the very least, you expect that your loved one will not be abused or neglected. You expect that your loved one’s basic needs will be met and that your loved one will be fed, bathed, and properly medicated, for example.
However, sometimes negligence causes problems in the administration of medication in Georgia nursing homes and the results can be catastrophic. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, then it is important to know the risks and to know when to contact a Georgia medical malpractice attorney if an injury results.
Why Georgia Nursing Home Medication Errors Occur and the Harm They Cause
Many nursing home patients are on multiple medications. That does not, however, excuse errors. Nursing home residents may suffer if they:
- Are provided the wrong medication
- Receive the wrong dose of the right medication
- Are given the right medication at the wrong time
- Are not provided with their medications
- Are prescribed the wrong drug
The potential consequences of a nursing home medication error may include:
- An adverse reaction among the different drugs that the patient is taking
- Allowing a condition that requires treatment to progress
- Irreparable physical harm
Contact a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney for Help
A medication error may be a form of medical malpractice. If you, or a loved one, have been hurt, then it is important to learn more about what happened, whether it could have been prevented if the doctor, nurse, or nursing home employee had exercised reasonable care, and whether you may be entitled to damages.
Our experienced Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers encourage you to learn more by reading our FREE reports Nursing Home Negligence and Medications: Prescriptions, Administration, & Other Common Errors.
We also invite you to contact our Atlanta personal injury law firm directly at 1.770.518.1133 to discuss your specific case.