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Types of Errors

Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

How do I know if my elderly mother is a victim of receiving the wrong medication or too much medication in a nursing home?

You should be able to see some red flags alerting you that your mother may be receiving the wrong prescription or an overdose of medication. In order to determine if your elderly family member is a victim of medication-related abuse in a nursing home, you and other family members should visit often. It is best to visit your mother at times when she is supposed to receive medication. This way you can watch the staff member dispense the drugs to her.

However, we know that you cannot be at the nursing home every day and for every medication administration.  This is why you should become familiar with the following warning signs, such as:

  • Erratic behavior changes
  • Development of odd physical symptoms
  • Disorientation
  • Excessive fatigue and exhaustion
  • Takes more naps than usual
  • Forgets more than usual and gets easily confused
  • Withdrawing from visits

If your mother is receiving someone else’s medication or too much medicine, the ramifications can be serious. It is possible that your mother isn’t being treated properly for her own condition if she is receiving medication intended for another resident. For example, what if the nursing home is giving her someone else’s cholesterol medicine instead of her high blood pressure medication? The side effects of receiving another drug can be dangerous, and skipping doses of her high blood pressure pills may cause the medication to be ineffective.

If you believe your mother is being given the wrong prescription drugs or an overdose of drugs, contact our skilled medication error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges today for a free initial consultation at 888-526-7616.

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law