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Although some professions allow a slight margin for error, physicians and nurses working with medication do not have these luxuries. If a medical professional makes a mistake they can’t just “try it again”; their mistakes result in someone becoming seriously ill or in the worst scenarios passing away. Chicago nursing home lawyers across the city have fought for the rights of these victims and if you have a loved one in a nursing home you should pay close attention to the following information. Chances are you are not a medical professional so understanding these scenarios is important to recognizing an issue. 

Medical tragedies are a regular occurrence for retirement home attorneys and the more you know about what happened the faster and more efficiently you can work together. Please review the following list of common mediation errors at nursing homes:

Failure to Determine or Predict Drug Interactions

When a new resident enters a nursing home their medical records are, or should be, thoroughly examined. Anyone with the authority to administer medication should be fully aware of what drug interactions will do to a certain patient and terminate any attempt to mix potentially harmful drugs. The combination of some drugs can worsen the original medical issue, cause new issues, or end with the worst possible result.

Failure to Screen Patients for Side Effects

Equally as disastrous as mixing medication, if a medical professional fails to screen or check the patient’s records for allergies serious consequences are sure to follow. And not only for the patient; a Chicago nursing home lawyer will be sure to use the power of the law to bring the guilty parties to justice. 

Administrative Error

In a perfect world, all medical records are neatly organized in those color coded files. The unfortunate truth is records can be misfiled and one patient may end up receiving the medication for someone with completely different symptoms. And as you can imagine, this grossly negligent error can cause a variety of medical issues for the victim. 

If you have any question regarding the health of your loved ones in a nursing home, contact a retirement home attorney right away. All it takes is one mistake – don’t hesitate to act. 

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