Kankakee Medication Error Attorneys
If someone you love has suffered abuse at the hands of a senior care facility, you have options for seeking compensation. The Kankakee nursing home abuse attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. specialize in assisting Illinois residents with filing personal injury lawsuits to recover compensation for injuries.
If your loved one suffered abuse because of a nursing home’s negligence, we are standing by to take your call. You don’t have to stand for a negligent medication mishap. Call us today at (815) 929-9292 for a free consultation and let us show you how we’ve helped thousands of claimants get compensation for their injuries and how we can do the same for you.
What Is Medication Error Abuse?
Modern medicine and pharmaceuticals are amazing. Because of new drugs and medical practices, our life expectancy continues to increase, and diseases like typhoid, polio, and malaria harm fewer and fewer people every year.
The increasing use of prescription drugs can also bring problems, especially in the elderly population. The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy defines a Medication Error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm.” Medication errors can include any of the following:
- Medication in wrong dosage
- Medication that causes an allergic reaction
- Medication given at wrong scheduled time
- Adverse reactions to mixing medications
- Incorrect medication for an ailment
The CDC refers to medication errors as Adverse Drug Events. They are a common problem, especially in people over 65. Healthcare professionals are required to use extreme care when prescribing or administering medication, and when they are negligent in that duty, significant injury can result.
Medication errors can be a form of nursing home abuse. Most nursing home residents are fully dependent on their caretakers to help them get the right medication at the right time. If nursing home administration and staff do not take this duty seriously and injure someone you love, you can file a claim or lawsuit for damages.
How Do Medication Errors Happen?
There can be any number of reasons for medication errors. Here are some of the most common:
- Illegible prescriptions
- Missing information about past allergic reactions or past drug prescriptions
- Misunderstanding verbal drug prescriptions
- Dosage prescribed incorrectly
- Physicians dispensing sample medication without follow-up
- Ignoring dosage schedule
- Negligence in administering prescribed medication
Do I Need an Attorney for My Medication Error Nursing Home Abuse?
This depends on the severity of the abuse and the resulting injury. If someone you love sustained serious injury due to a medication error and you believe it was due to the negligence of nursing home staff or administrators, you should consider talking to a legal professional about filing a claim or lawsuit for compensation.
Although you’re able to file a claim on your own, there are certain specific reasons why hiring an attorney to assist can help, including the following:
We know damages and how to estimate them. Getting compensation to cover losses isn’t just about paying for hospitalization or medical bills. It’s about restoring your peace of mind, as well. An experienced attorney can help with estimating damages for losses like pain and suffering or mental anguish. We can use our experience with Illinois injury law to help you reach a number that covers all your losses, not just the economic ones.
We know the trade. A good injury attorney can do more for you than write letters and talk to insurance companies. We can help make sure your claim for compensation for your injury is complete, based in fact, and free of errors so that it doesn’t get delayed or denied by the insurance company outright. We will use all our knowledge and skills to support you and make the entire process easier.
We will take on the insurance companies. We know how to counter the underhanded tactics of insurance adjusters. They will do everything they can to undermine your claim and convince you that you don’t deserve the compensation you’re requesting. They may tell you they just want to help and advise against hiring an attorney. In reality, they are simply protecting their bottom line. When you hire an attorney for your medication error injury claim, we take on the task of dealing with these companies, so you don’t have to.
We do the work. If your family member is injured by the negligence of those whose job it is to care for them, you’ve got more important things to do than fight with the nursing home’s insurance company for compensation. When you hire an attorney, we take on the difficult tasks of building your claim and proving that you deserve the compensation you’re requesting. We will investigate the error that caused the injuries, gather medical documentation, interview the nursing home employees, and build you a strong injury claim so that you can return to the important business of caring for your injured family member or finding another nursing facility to care for them.
Our reputation precedes us. When you submit a demand letter to an insurance company requesting compensation for damages on your own, it carries far less weight than a demand letter from a reputable personal injury firm. When you retain legal counsel for your injury claim, it signals to the insurance company that you mean to collect the full amount you’re owed and that you’re in this fight for the long haul.
Why Hire Spiros Law, P.C. for My Medication Error Claim?
Spiros Law, P.C. has been helping clients in Illinois and across the country get compensation for their injuries since 2005. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate, comprehensive, and competent legal counsel to all our clients, regardless of the size of your case or settlement. We will protect your rights and get the job done right.
We take a personal approach to serving our clients. We will meet with you to discuss your case in detail, listen to your side of the story, and keep an open line of communication throughout the entire process to keep you fully informed.
We’re excellent at what we do. Take a look at our results page to see how we’ve helped our clients obtain millions of dollars in compensation.
Contact Us Today
Don’t wait any longer. Call us today at (815) 929-9292 for a free, no-obligation consultation, and let us show you how we can help get life back on track after a loved one suffers a medication error. We are standing by to take your call.