Schaumburg, IL Nursing Home Medication Error Attorneys
Medication Errors from Nursing Home Neglect in Illinois
Most residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities rely on some type of medication for their health. When mistakes are made with that medication, the consequences can be life altering. Medication errors can result in serious injuries and fatalities. At the Illinois nursing home neglect law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are experienced in handling negligence cases involving medication errors. We know how to investigate these accidents and build strong cases for a fair and just recovery. You have the right to expect that your loved one is being taken care of properly. If there is an accident with medication, we will hold the responsible parties liable.
Injuries from Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
Many different prescriptions and over-the-counter medications are administered in nursing homes to elderly and informed residents daily. When those medications are not given properly, they can cause a wide variety of injuries which can be life altering. There are numerous types of medication errors including:
- Improper Dosing – Overdosing or under-dosing a medication
- Medication Mix-Up – When medication for one resident is given to another resident
- Failure to Give Medication – Not administering a resident’s medication because of intentional or accidental neglect
- Medication Interaction – When incompatible medications are given that cause side effects
- Masking Symptoms – Giving medication (such as a fever reducer) that can mask the symptoms of an underlying illness
Proving that the injuries suffered by a loved one were caused by a medication error can be challenging and requires the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. We have been helping injured clients and their loved ones for over 40 years, and we are skilled in collecting the necessary evidence and obtaining expert witness testimony to create the strongest possible case for compensation. Our attorneys fight both in and out of court for maximum financial recoveries.
If your loved one has been injured or has died because of a medication error, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. One of our attorneys will explain what you can expect out of the legal process and answer any questions you may have. We are located in Schaumburg, Illinois, just west of Woodfield Mall, and we represent clients throughout the area including Cook County, DuPage County and the other surrounding collar counties. There is no charge for our attorneys’ fees until we secure your financial recovery.