Chicago Medication Error Attorneys
Protecting the rights of seniors injured in Illinois nursing homes
Medication negligence at nursing homes often results in patient injuries or deaths caused by nursing home negligence. Giving a resident the wrong medication or the wrong dose can have potentially fatal consequences. That’s why it’s so important to hold facilities accountable.
At Ferrell Young, LLC, we represent nursing home patients in Chicago and throughout Illinois who were injured due to medication negligence or malpractice. These legal cases can be complicated. That’s why it’s important to have a legal team that understands how the legal system works and knows exactly what to do when it comes to your medication error injury claim or lawsuit.
Contact our Chicago nursing home medication error attorneys online or call us for a free, no obligation review of your case. Se habla Español.
Common causes of prescription & medication errors
Nursing home residents are often on numerous medications, and one of the facility’s most important responsibilities is to ensure that residents take all of their medications as prescribed. Medication errors can result from numerous factors, including but not limited to:
- Failing to provide prescribed medication
- Providing more than the prescribed dose
- 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
- Providing inadequate food or liquids to go with the medication
- Stealing medication for sale or personal use
Whether the error was caused by a doctor, nursing home staff, pharmacist, or another medical professional, it is important to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. We can deal with the at-fault party on your behalf to help ensure that you receive the proper monetary compensation and that this activity does not continue.
How do I report nursing home medication error in Illinois?
If a loved one sustained a serious injury in a nursing home due to a medication error, you should report the error right away. If your medication error involved nursing home neglect, the Illinois Department of Public Health can investigate the allegation. This state agency handles consumer complaints involving nursing home abuse or neglect.
You also need to talk to a Chicago nursing home neglect attorney at our law firm. We can answer your questions and explain your options.
Can I sue for nursing home medication injuries?
Yes. You have the right to file a lawsuit against a nursing home if you believe your medication error injury was the result of negligence. But you need a thorough investigation to support your case – and you only have a limited amount of time. Our nursing home neglect attorneys can help. Get legal advice right away.
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 in some circumstances. 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.