Medication Errors

Michigan Medical Malpractice Attorney – Medication Errors, Misfills

How come the doctor continued to Order Kayexalate even though my mother’s potassium and electrolyte levels were already low? She became hypokalemic, dehydrated and died? Will you help me bring this case in Michigan?

ANSWER: Yes. I have already drafted the Notice of Intent to File a Claim in Michigan. Call 248-948-9800.

Nurses are taught the five “rights” of medication administration to patients: the right patient; the right dose; the right time; the right route. But errors can happen. If you suspect that the administration of medications played a role in the resident’s injury or death, the medical administration records have to be compared to the Physicians Order sheets.

Nursing home scenarios are complicated by the fact that the physicians come and go, and do not typically remain on the scene, 24/7. The care is managed day to day by the nursing staff. Communication errors can occur, or just simple failure to follow directions.

Furthermore, the physicians must rely on the aids and nurses to accurately report the response to the medications, and signs and symptoms. Many orders are telephoned in.

Every claim for medical malpractice has a time limit within which the lawsuit must be filed, known as the Statute of Limitations. Time may be running out on your medication claim, so you should have any potential claim reviewed as soon as possible to make sure your family is protected.

If you believe a medication error played a role in the death or injury to your loved one, call 248-948-9800, and arrange to have the medical and nursing home records analyzed by our attorneys today.

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