Residents in a nursing home may be reliant on their caregivers for the administration of medicines. Oftentimes, nursing home staff may be improperly trained or careless in giving medication. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to a medical error, you will want to contact a Tampa nursing home abuse attorney to learn your options for recovery.
Diagnosis and Prescription Error
The nursing home staff may make an error and diagnose you with the wrong condition. In these cases, the nursing home can exacerbate your condition by delaying the treatment you need. In addition, your condition may be further worsened if you are prescribed the wrong medication.
Even if your ailment is properly diagnosed and the medication is correct, a Tampa nursing home abuse attorney can explain that the nursing home may make an error in the amount of the medication they prescribe.
For example, you may be diagnosed with a particularly severe condition. However, if you only suffer a mild form of the condition, a strong dosage of the medication could seriously harm you.
Improper Drug Administration
Along with prescription and dosage errors, the nursing home may be responsible for administering the drugs. In these cases, the nursing home staff may make an error in delivering the drug to you. A Tampa nursing home abuse lawyer can explain that some common errors include improperly training staff, using dirty equipment or not following accepted standards of care in medication delivery.
Contact a Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm
Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable and reliant on nursing home staff for diagnosing ailments, making prescriptions, and providing treatment. You should reasonably expect that the nursing home staff is properly trained to provide such care. However, too often, the staff is negligent or just plain careless in providing treatment.
As a result, you will want to work with a Tampa nursing home abuse law firm to learn how you can collect the damages you are owed. To learn more about the specifics of your case, contact experienced attorney Peter Giroux at (727) 895-5399.