Transitions between caregivers, changes in condition, and complex medication regimes increase the risk of harm to a nursing home resident. If residents are to be afforded the quality of care that federal nursing home regulations mandate—and more important, the dignity all residents deserve—nursing homes must diligently assess and manage all of these factors.
This means the nursing home must maintain effective clinical oversight, competent nursing, efficient pharmacy resources, quality laboratory services, and a standard level of attention given to all its residents.
For the other parts in this series, click on the following:
Mismanaged Medications in Nursing Homes: An Overview (Part 1 of 6)
Mismanaged Medications in Nursing Homes: Proper Medication Management (Part 2 of 6)
Mismanaged Medications in Nursing Homes: A Resident’s Medical Records and Medication History (Part 3 of 6)
Mismanaged Medications in Nursing Homes: Maintaining Adequate Staffing and Staffing Procedures (Part 4 of 6)
Mismanaged Medications in Nursing Homes: A Nursing Home and Its Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Services (Part 5 of 6)
For the experienced personal injury lawyer representing a neglected nursing home resident, a thorough understanding of a nursing home’s medication policies and procedures—and a meticulous level of inquiry to determine whether they were followed—is the resident and his or her family’s best tools in evaluating and proving medication mismanagement.
The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. If you believe you or your loved one has suffered medication errors because the nursing home failed to do its job, take action and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.