Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Hold NJ Facilities Accountable for Failure to Properly Medicate

In New Jersey nursing homes, doctors are often under intense pressure to see as many nursing home patients as possible during a limited period of time. This can lead to careless mistakes and medication errors. Additionally, far too many nursing home employees lack proper training in pharmacology, which can result in serious medication errors. When this happens, the consequences can be catastrophic because many elderly residents are already in fragile health.

Barry Sugarman is passionate about protecting elderly individuals against nursing home negligence. Mr. Sugarman assists victims of medication errors throughout New Jersey, from Atlantic County to Hudson County and everywhere in between. He has secured millions of dollars for his clients in nursing home negligence cases. You can read about some of his successful verdicts and settlements here.

How Do Medication Errors Occur in NJ Nursing Homes?

There are myriad causes of nursing home injuries, including failure to properly medicate, failure to properly treat medical conditions and failure to accommodate special needs. Examples of failing to properly medicate include:

Medication errors are often the result of nursing home staff negligence. Some of the specific causes of failure to medicate include:

Nursing home staff and caregivers should take certain steps to make sure elderly residents receive the care they deserve. Nursing home staff needs to follow guidelines for properly dispensing medications. Additionally, nurses and aides in a skilled nursing facility should be properly trained to recognize the signs of an adverse drug event. When a medication problem occurs, nursing home employees need to notify a physician as soon as possible.

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Seek Compensation for Victims of Nursing Home Medication Errors in New Jersey

If your elderly loved one has suffered as a result of a medication error, the situation may call for urgent action. Medication mistakes can be fatal and result in wrongful death if not recognized and treated immediately. As a result, you should always look for the signs of abuse or neglect. If you observe your loved one suffering an adverse reaction to medication, do not hesitate to alert medical professionals. Your next step should be to contact an experienced nursing home negligence lawyer for assistance.

Sugarman Law is a highly respected law firm with lawyers who have been protecting victims of nursing home neglect and abuse since 1991. Mr. Sugarman has two office locations, in Marlton and Somerville, so that he can better serve all of New Jersey. Call him today to discuss your case, or email him to arrange a free consultation.

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