5/7/2012It can be scary to enter a nursing home or to send a loved one to a nursing home. How can you prevent a serious medical mistake from occurring? While you can’t prevent all instances of medication errors or medical malpractice there are steps that you can take to lower the likelihood that a critical mistake will occur and that you will need a Georgia medical malpractice attorney to help you.
Jeffrey H. Dover
Jeffrey H. Dover
4 Steps You Can Take to Reduce Likelihood of Medication Error
Doctors, nurses, and nursing home employees are responsible for preventing medication errors. However, it is you, or your loved one, who will suffer if a mistake is made. Thus, it is important to take steps to reduce the likelihood of an error. Specifically, you can:
- Insist that anyone administering a medication confirm your name, the medication they are administering, the dose of the medication, and when that medication was last given.
- Ask questions about the potential side effects of the medication.
- Promptly report any side effects.
- Ask to speak to your doctor before taking any medication you are unsure about.
Contact a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney for Help after a Medication Error
It is impossible to predict all of the ways that someone else may commit malpractice. The potential negligent or intentional acts are simply too great to predict. Thus, despite your vigilance, an error may still occur and you have the right to contact a Georgia medical malpractice lawyer.
A Georgia nursing home injury lawyer will fight for your just recovery. To learn more, please contact an experienced attorney today at 1.770.518.1133 and please read our FREE publications about Georgia nursing home medication errors which include: Nursing Home Negligence and Medications: Prescriptions, Administration, & Other Common Errors.
Category: Medical Malpractice
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