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:
- Inclusion in Super Lawyers
- The Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- The Top 40 under 40
- Topeka's Top Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2013
- KC Magazine's Lawyer of the Year.
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
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.
Free Case Evaluation
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.