Medication Errors

Elderly and disabled residents are vulnerable to medication errors. Most long-term care facilities are for-profit operations that adhere to a budgetary bottom line. Budget reductions and cost-cutting often take the form of staff reductions and training deficiencies from the hiring of lesser qualified staff that increases risk of medication errors.Mistakes and neglect involving prescription drugs made by overworked, under-qualified or poorly trained nursing home staff can have catastrophic consequences. Deliberately giving medication to quiet a disruptive resident or for discipline or convenience, without due cause or a doctor’s prescription is dangerous and deadly. This kind of neglect can put you or your loved ones a risk of adverse side effects, overdose and unnecessary sedation or altered mental state

Medication Error Claims

Federal and state regulations exist to prevent the administration of anti-psychotic medication that is used for discipline or convenience and not to treat a medical problem. At Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP, ourĀ nursing home neglect lawyers possess a comprehensive knowledge of existing laws and practice guidelines. We combine in-depth insight with experience and success in protecting the rights of abused and neglected nursing home residents.

The attorneys at Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP are hands-on in investigating medication error claims thoroughly. With attention to every detail, they identify patterns of neglect and any history of violations of federal and state law. Our objective is to build strong, compelling and fact-based claims to maximize compensation for our clients and hold nursing homes accountable for negligence.

Contact A Portland Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Portland medication error attorneys, contact our office by email or call us at 503-405-8037. Your first consultation is free of charge. We represent individuals in state and federal courts in Oregon or Washington.

All our cases are contingency fee based: If you don’t recover, we don’t charge.