Medication Mistakes are commonplace in nursing homes and regulated by state inspectors. They dictate all nursing home and elder care facilities to have a medication error rate below 5 percent, and any errors that do occur must not cause severe harm to the patient. Medication errors are defined as any mistake made during administration or preparation of medicine that goes against doctor’s orders, label instructions, or industry standards.
Examples of common Medication Errors are as follows:
Medication errors that proximately cause injuries to you or your loved ones are compensable in the state of Ohio for the damages they cause. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, negligence, or malpractice of any kind, please contact us as soon as possible.