Everything listed under: nursing home medication error

  • Nursing Home Facility Fined Following Patient's Morphine Overdose

    A nursing home facility has been fined more than $3,000 after an improper medication administration.   According to a report, a physician at the facility ordered 5 milligrams of morphine to be administered to a patient.   A nurse administered 50 milligrams of morphine to the patient after misreading the dosage.   Read More...

  • Two Lawsuits Pending Against Nursing Home Facility for Multiple Instances of Alleged Neglect

    Two lawsuits are in the works for a nursing home with two alleged incidents of resident neglect.   According to court documents, a long-time resident of the facility faced “emotional harm” and wrongful death under the care of the nursing home.   The claim continues to state the facility failed to notify doctors of the resident’s declining state.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Required To Pay Millions After Coumadin Patient's Stroke

    A nursing home will pay $1.5 million in legal costs in addition to a liability verdict previously rendered of $4.1 million due to their patient's stroke which occurred after the nursing home discontinued Coumadin for 14 days without physician approval. Coumadin is used to thin blood and prevent clotting and strokes. For more, http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180328/bartlett-nursing-home-to-pay-56-million-in-stroke-caseread the story.    Read More...

  • "Very Busy" Nurse Kills Nursing Home Patient With Massive Oxycodone Dose

    A “very busy” nurse mistakenly administered a dose of oxycodone that was 20 times too strong, causing the death of a short-term resident, according to a state investigation.The 53-year-old man died within a few hours of the incorrect dose.  His daughter said: “My dad should have walked out of that facility.”The family’s attorney said the nurse “administered 30 milliliters instead of 30 milligrams. ...   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Sues Nursing Home For Medication Error, Injuries

    A nursing home patient is suing a nursing home after surviving injuries from a medication error. The nursing home facility failed to administer the patient's prescribed Coumadin, necessary for thinning the patient's blood to avoid blood clots. Failure to thin the blood in at-risk patients can cause clots that lead to strokes and/or heart attacks.In this case, the nursing home's failure to administer Coumadin to the patient resulted in a DVT, deep vein thrombosis causing pain and swelling.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Medication Errors Lead To Patient Deaths

    A nursing home has been cited for a second medication error leading to the death of a patient. The nursing home first had a medication error with a patient that was administered ten times the dosage of morphine that was prescribed by the treating physician. The patient died from the overdose.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Involves Coumadin Overdose

    A nursing home patient is suing a nursing home for medication errors. The nursing home provided 5 times the prescribed dose of Coumadin. Coumadin is a blood thinner.   Read More...

  • Former Licensed Nurse Overdoses Patient, Charged With Class A Felony

    A former nursing home employee has been charged with a Class A felony due to the neglect and abuse of an elderly patient under her care. The licensed nurse administered narcotic medication in the place of cough medicine. The patient was not supposed to receive the narcotic and in turn experienced the effects of an overdose.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Fired For Falsification Of Medical Records

    A former nursing home employee was fired for providing false medical information. The nurse failed to give patients some of their necessary medications. Upon realization of his error, he called another nurse at the facility to throw the medications away.   Read More...