Pharmaceutical errors are common. They happen on a daily basis all over the United States. But, why? There are safety measures in place that are supposed to prevent such errors. Nurses are expected to check and double-check medications before giving them to patients. They are expected to record prescriptions in a medical administration record (MAR) and to be diligent and careful in administering patient medications.
With all the safety precautions in place, there should not be an excuse for prescription errors. Yet, they continue. Our attorneys work with families of nursing home patients who suffered because of errors, such as:
- A physician hastily—and illegibly—writing prescriptions
- Physicians signing patient prescriptions without double-checking them
- Nurses failing to accurately log medications in the MAR
- Nurses failing to verify prescriptions before giving them to patients
- Pharmacists failing to review medical records
- Corporations neglecting to check pharmacists’ work
When errors are made in administering pharmaceutical drugs, patients and their families suffer. In many cases, there are numerous parties responsible for prescription errors. When we represent clients, we are committed to resolving the underlying problem and doing what we can to prevent other families from facing similar, devastating situations.
Contact a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer
At The Javerbaum Wurgaft Nursing Home Group we are committed to holding the accountable parties liable, including nursing home administrators, physicians, nurses, and staff. We work to uphold the rights of elderly patients to quality nursing home care. Contact our firm online or call 856-596-4100 to schedule your free initial consultation with a New Jersey lawyer experienced in handling even the most complex cases of nursing home abuse or neglect.