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. A DVT can be life-threatening, but this patient was fortunate to survive. The patient is seeking damages of more than $50,000. For more, read the story.