Prescription Errors

Medication errors pose serious risks to nursing home residents, many of whom already face compromised health conditions and require a number of prescription medications. These errors often occur when a nursing home does not employ enough properly trained and supervised staff to correctly administer medications to the residents under their care. When a resident suffers serious injuries, deterioration in his or her medical condition, or death as a result of a medication error, families have the right to take action to seek compensation and hold wrongdoers accountable.

The misadministration of prescription medications is a frequent and serious problem in nursing homes.