When it comes time to consider full-time care for a loved one, most family members will weigh their options carefully. Since skilled nursing facilities provide actual medical care for the elderly, this means your loved one can fall prey to medical malpractice as well.
One of the most common medical malpractice mistakes made in a nursing facility is making errors in regards to medication. When a loved one reaches the point where they need long-term care, it is likely they will also need various medications.
A shocking result of a study by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association even showed that about 21 percent of distribution of medication is done with some degree of error. Since residents of nursing facilities are there due to a medical condition, errors of any sort during their care can result in serious consequences, including death.
Despite caregivers understanding the importance of proper care, they often fail to provide appropriate care. Examples of medical malpractice in a nursing facility include, but are not limited to:
Obviously, there are many other mistakes that can occur in a nursing facility, causing serious harm to residents. If you believe a loved one has suffered harm at the hands of a nursing facility, it’s important to contact an attorney to help your loved one.
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If you have had a Kansas nursing facility injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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