Nursing Home Negligence in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, can have many forms, including medical errors, medical malpractice, and / or medication errors, which can result in injuries and even death. One of the most confusing and scary situations for residents and their loved ones involves what to do when an medication error occurs at the nursing home. Families and residents have questions about the long-term effects of medical negligence, how medical errors can be avoided in the future and whether medical errors rise due to negligence or medical malpractice under the law. At Bautista LeRoy, we meet with families and residents of nursing homes throughout Kansas City, and the surrounding states, to help identify if the medical error is a result of medication administration errors, negligent medical error, or medical malpractice.
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Many times the families of residents find that there was an error in the medications given to the residents. Unfortunately, most nursing homes in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas are understaffed. As a result, the staff is overworked and can make mistakes when administering medication. This is especially true in a polypharmacy environment where patients are receiving multiple medications to treat a single ailment. These mistakes rise to the level of nursing home negligence when they involve the following:
Sometimes the acts of the medical provider or nursing home staff rise to a level beyond a simply negligent act. Rather the acts are considered medical malpractice under the law. These claims can either involve an intentional act by the health care provider’s failure to provide the proper standard of care, or an error in preventing medication errors. Some acts of medical malpractice include:
Depending on the act or errors in treatment, negligent medication errors or acts of medical malpractice can all be basis for a lawsuit or claim against the nursing home for any personal injuries or medical deaths resulting from the medication error. Having an attorney to help evaluate whether a negligent act occurred, can do more than just help families of residents get compensation for the nursing home’s bad acts. It can help change the policies and procedures of the nursing home to help ensure future medication errors do not occur. If a medication error has caused you or loved one serious injury, the attorneys at Bautista LeRoy, are here to help. Give us a call at 816-307-4024.
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