When you believe that nursing home negligence was the cause of your loved one’s injuries, you may be able to hold the facility and/or caregiver liable. By getting in touch with a Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer, you can learn what options may be available.
A common problem among the elderly is overmedication. Sometimes this is the result of suffering from numerous health conditions, but it also could be caused by a doctor or pharmacy error. If the nursing home fails to monitor the resident’s medication intake properly, it could lead to complications or injuries.
Here are 3 ways to avoid overmedicating the elderly:
- keep on hand the individual’s medical history (all medications being taken, including supplements and over-the-counter drugs);
- question the necessity of any new drug that is prescribed; and
- take all of your loved one’s medications to a doctor or a pharmacist, so he or she can screen them (looking for possible harmful interactions, proper dosages, etc.).
When someone you love has been the victim of a pharmacy error or overmedication and suffered injuries, you may be able to file a claim to pursue compensation for additional medical bills and pain and suffering. Punitive damages may be applicable as well, which your attorney can explain for you in full detail pertaining to the particulars of your case.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.