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Do Not Let Medication Errors Continue

Does your loved one have blood pressure issues? Diabetes? Chronic illness? Their medication is vital to healthy living.

Without consistent treatment, many chronic illnesses and medical conditions can lead to irreparable harm or death. Similarly, receiving the wrong dose of medication or the wrong medication can result in severe side effects, including liver and kidney damage or death.

Why Do Medication Errors Happen?

Medication errors can happen for any number of reasons. Staff may not be paying attention, bottles may be mislabeled or appropriate records may not be taken.

All of these are the nursing home’s responsibility and failure to complete these tasks may constitute neglect.

Does My Family Member Need to See a Doctor?

Yes. If your family member has been given the wrong medication or has been given the wrong dosage, seek advice from a treating doctor. How quickly the issues is addressed could mean the difference between temporary versus permanent damage.

What Can I Do If My Loved One’s Medications Are Wrong?

After any medical emergencies are handled, call an attorney. Our law firm is well-versed in Illinois law and personal injury cases.

We can answer your questions and complete an investigation to determine what caused the issue. Our lawyers may be able to obtain compensation on your behalf or work with the facility to change its practices to avoid such issues in the future.

What Type of Compensation Is My Family Eligible For?

Depending on the type and extent of your loved one’s injuries, you may be eligible for different types of compensation, including:

  • Medical treatment, including hospitalization
  • Transportation to and from medical facilities
  • Punitive damages

The law considers your time and resources valuable. We can help you determine what to account for in your settlement.

Our Lawyers Stop Medication Errors and Get Your Family Compensation

Call our offices today. Conveniently located in Chicago and Naperville, our attorneys are prepared to begin your case. You can contact us online or give us a call at 630-848-9294.

You will not pay anything until we obtain a settlement on your behalf.