Dealing with Adverse Drug Reactions

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you have every right to expect that your loved one’s medications will be administered properly. Far too often, however, nursing home employees make dangerous mistakes regarding medication administration. Any such behavior can cause serious harm to your elderly loved one. The attorneys at Hotze Runkle want you to know that you may have options for legal recourse should your family member suffer at the hands of careless nursing home employees.

How Nursing Homes Can Cause Adverse Drug Reactions

A report by the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) found that it is relatively common for nursing home residents to experience adverse drug reactions that are either unnoticed, ignored, or attributed to a different condition by nursing home employees. The following are dangerous mistakes that can contribute to adverse drug reactions in residents:

  • Administering the wrong drug
  • Missing doses
  • Overdosing
  • Failing to ensure that food is taken with the medication
  • Ignoring symptoms of drug interactions

Nursing home residents have every right to expect adequate care from the employees and medical professionals they rely on. If this expectation is violated, residents and their family members are often protected by law.

Contact a Texas Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

If your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected by the employees at his or her nursing home, don’t let that behavior stand. Call Hotze Runkle at (877) 919-0830 right away to speak to a Texas nursing home abuse attorney and let us get to work defending your loved one today.