Chicago Medication Error Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Seniors Injured in Illinois Nursing Homes
Medication negligence at nursing homes involves patient injuries and deaths caused by nursing home staff errors, defective or dangerous prescription drugs, adverse drug reactions, and the wrong dose or type of medicine. As new drugs are invented and prescribed, the potential for defects and errors increases as well, making this is one of the fastest-growing areas of medical and nursing home malpractice.
At Ferrell Young, LLC, we represent nursing home patients in Chicago and throughout the surrounding areas who have suffered harm as a result of any type of medication negligence or malpractice. These cases are complicated, but we have extensive knowledge related to medication errors, and we involve experts to strengthen our clients’ cases as we strive for maximum compensation from any at-fault parties. Our Chicago medication error lawyers deliver unrelenting representation inside and outside the courtroom in these matters.
Contact our Chicago nursing home medication error attorneys online or at (312) 698-9089 for a free, no obligation review of your case. Se habla Español.
Common Causes of Prescription & Medication Errors
Medication errors can occur in hospitals, emergency rooms, and other medical facilities—including nursing homes. They can also occur when patients are prescribed medicine following treatment or as part of a treatment plan.
Medication errors can result from numerous factors, including but not limited to:
- Cutting or slicing a pill that should not be divided
- Failing to monitor a resident after giving them medication
- Failing to prepare the medication properly for ingestion
- Failing to recognize dangerous drug interactions
- Failing to warn of serious side effects
- Filling a prescription with expired or recalled medication
- Filling the wrong medication
- Prescribing or filling an incorrect dosage
- Providing inadequate food or liquids to go with the medication
- Stealing medication for sale or personal use
- Using illegible handwriting that is difficult to read
Whether the error was caused by a doctor, nursing home staff, pharmacist, or other medical professional, it is important to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. We can fight the at fault party on your behalf to help ensure that you receive the proper monetary compensation and that this activity does not continue.
Fighting for the Full, Fair Recovery You Deserve
Thousands of instances of nursing home negligence occur each year in the form of medication errors. While these errors are often minor, they can result in serious injury or even wrongful death. The Chicago medication error attorneys at Ferrell Young, LLC have years of combined experience representing clients in a wide range of nursing home malpractice cases. These types of cases require an understanding of both personal injury law and medical procedures. Clients rely on our attention to detail and our thorough preparation to guide them toward a successful resolution. Trust our firm to explore every legal avenue of compensation on your behalf while you focus on receiving the medical treatment you deserve.
Contact us online or by calling (312) 698-9089 to schedule your free initial consultation today. All consultations are confidential and come with no obligation. Se habla Español.