Medication Errors

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Serving Kansas & Topeka Residents

Medication errors are unacceptable in any medical care facility. They are especially dangerous when committed against the elderly in nursing homes. These senior citizens are often in frail physical and emotional health and thus less able to sustain any type of medication error. Many also suffer from dementia and cognitive problems and thus cannot easily communicate when harmed by mistakes they may not understand.

Why You Need Our Team On Your Side

If you believe your family member has been injured or has died due to medication errors committed in a nursing home in or around Topeka, you can turn to the capable and compassionate legal team at Palmer Law Group LLP, a personal injury and wrongful death firm that has a strong track record of success. Our firm has decades of experience in the field of personal injury, including having won landmark court decisions for our clients in the state. Our attorney team is a distinguished group that has earned the respect of many legal industry sources. These honors include:

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We are proud of the credentials we bring to every case we serve which exemplify the commitment, skill, and knowledge of each Topeka nursing home abuse attorney onboard.

Medication Errors in Topeka Nursing Homes

Medication errors can occur in different ways based on many types of human error. Wrong medication, wrong dosage, and wrong delivery path into the body are among the most common errors that can occur. Other mistakes include inadequate monitoring of a patient who has been given a medication, lack of attention to a patient's history and the other medications he or she may be currently taking, mistakes made in lab work leading to medication errors, mixing one patient's prescriptions with another patient in the facility, overdose, or underdose. All of these can lead to complications in an elderly person's health.

These errors can be committed on the part of pharmacists, nurses, doctors, and other support staff. They can be caused by dispensing errors, communication breakdown, due to shift changes in staff, frequent changes in caregivers, or through errors due to overloaded or poorly trained staff.

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Medication errors are form of medical negligence and, as such, require the services of a skilled attorney. To discuss your potential claim with a Topeka nursing home abuse attorney, contact our firm for a free, initial consultation. Get the answers you need from a competent legal professional.

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