Prescription Mistakes Can Have Grave Consequences

The staff and care providers in a Tennessee nursing home have the responsibility of providing quality care to individuals who live there. This includes providing medical support, proper supervision and ensuring that each patient receives the right medication. When there are mistakes with prescription medication, it is more than just an inconvenience – it can have grave medical consequences.

Medication errors could be a sign of serious safety and health issues in a nursing home. At the Knoxville law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, we take any sign of possible nursing home abuse and neglect seriously, working diligently to protect the interests of innocent victims. If your loved one suffered harm in a nursing home or you suspect there are problems, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help.

Medication Mistakes Could Be A Sign Of Abuse

When you placed a loved one under the care and supervision of a nursing home staff, you trusted that he or she would receive appropriate care and compassionate medical support. Even a seemingly small problem, such as a mix-up with medication, can have devastating consequences. Inappropriate dosages, wrong timing and dangerous drug interactions can lead to the following:

  • Accidental overdose
  • Insufficient treatment of a medical condition
  • Worsening symptoms
  • Indications of new medical problems
  • Death

A prescription error is more than an error – it could be a sign that the nursing home is negligent or understaffed. Our attorneys can help you understand the legal options that could be available to your family, which may include a civil claim against the facility, the staff or the owner of the facility.

Your loved one may not be able to speak up and tell you that something is wrong, such as a mix-up with medicine. At the first sign of a problem, you can rely on our lawyers to act on behalf of your family and serve as the tenacious legal advocate you need.

You Can Take Action For Your Loved One

If you suspect your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect of any kind, we can help. Schedule your no-obligation case evaluation at 865-223-6303, or you can email us to discuss your case with a lawyer.