Overmedication

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Advising Residents of Cape Cod

The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III consists of knowledgeable attorneys who represent people injured in a wide range of incidents, including those that happen in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities. We understand the pain and anxiety that can come with being injured or having a loved one suffer from physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse, especially for families who put a significant amount of trust – and money – into ensuring that their loved ones receive proper treatment and care. Our Cape Cod nursing home negligence attorneys work diligently to get full compensation for clients injured as a result of these situations. We also take the time to understand each individual victim’s unique circumstances and craft an approach that meets their needs.

Nursing home doctors and staff have a big responsibility. They help care for people who cannot necessarily do it all themselves. The risk of an accident is particularly acute in nursing homes, where residents are more likely to be injured because of their advanced age and the physical and mental limitations that often come with it. This includes not only easily visible conditions like bed sores, which can develop from a lack of proper attention, but also more subtle risks like the risk of overmedication. Whether it is by a rogue nursing home staff member who drugs residents to keep them incapacitated or a careless employee who neglects to properly track and follow dosage instructions, overmedication can have significant consequences for nursing home residents.

Take Legal Action Based on an Incident of Overmedication

Massachusetts law treats nursing home negligence as a type of medical malpractice. Like doctors, nursing home medical staff and other professionals are held to a higher duty of care, based on their training and experience. A person who does not live up to this duty and causes a nursing home resident to be injured as a result is likely to be legally liable for those injuries. The injured person has the right to seek compensation for related medical bills, as well as pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In the tragic event that a person dies as a result of nursing home negligence, their loved ones can seek compensation from those responsible for the wrongful death. In those cases, the loved ones essentially take the place of their deceased family member and pursue a negligence claim on their behalf.

It is important to understand that you do not need to prove that the nursing home staff purposely overmedicated your family member or you in order to prove negligence. Instead, you simply need to show that the person’s actions did not reflect the skill and capability expected of a reasonable professional in similar circumstances. Nursing home staff members who do not check when a resident last took their medication, for example, are likely to be found to have breached their duty of care. The same goes for staff members who ignore clear signs that a resident is suffering from an overdose.

Consult a Knowledgeable Attorney on Cape Cod for Your Personal Injury Claim

We have been representing victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases since 1994. We know what judges and juries often consider to be important and persuasive in these situations, and we understand how to build comprehensive cases for the people who enlist our services. Our attorneys have significant experience working with insurance companies that often try to reduce payouts or avoid them altogether. There is no need to just take our word for it; we have a strong track record of successful case resolutions, including a number of previous six- and seven-figure settlements. Our Cape Cod lawyers are dedicated to getting clients the full compensation that they deserve after being harmed. We are happy to offer free consultations, as well as home or hospital visits when needed. We do not charge a fee in most of our personal injury cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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