Schwartz Injury Law


60 W. Randolph Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60601

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Chicago, IL Medication Injury Attorneys

DuPage County Medication Error Lawyer

Skilled Representation for Victims of Medication Errors in Cook County Nursing Homes

Medication errors are widespread in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study, one in three nursing facility patients suffers from a medication error, and the majority of these errors are preventable. Many errors in administering medication lead to life-threatening illnesses and other complications, often requiring extensive hospital stays. Sadly, some patients are never able to recover.

Schwartz Injury Law has helped numerous victims of medication errors obtain compensation for the illnesses and injuries they sustained. Our attorneys have extensive experience with nursing home abuse and neglect cases, and we have seen virtually every situation that can arise in a nursing home setting. We know the ins and outs of this area of the law and what it takes to secure favorable results for our clients.

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    Medication Error Settlement

    The nursing home team at Schwartz Injury Law represented the family of a 95-year-old man who died in a Danville, IL nursing home from complications related to a medication error. We were able to show that the nursing home and the pharmacy acted negligently by improperly ordering and administering the medication, leading to the man's wrongful death. The at-fault parties agreed to pay $500,000 to settle the case.

Medication Errors in Illinois Nursing Homes

Most nursing home medication errors are the result of inadequate staffing or staff that is poorly trained. This causes them to make frequent mistakes in administering medication to patients, such as:

  • Overmedicating
  • Under-medicating
  • Improper mixtures of medications
  • Failure to provide food or water with medications
  • Losing track of medications
  • Giving medications to the wrong patient
  • Prescription errors
  • Mislabeled medications

Nursing home medication error cases can be complex, necessitating a thorough investigation to track down the cause of the error. This requires the ability to competently review nursing home records and identify important factors that may prove negligence on the part of the facility or its staff.

Speak with a Compassionate Cook County Medication Errors Lawyer

At Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the enormous pain and suffering that medication error victims go through, and we do everything possible to make the legal process smooth and stress-free. We offer free consultations, and we work closely with our clients throughout each step of the process, providing the personalized representation they deserve. Contact us today at 312-535-4625. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Winnebago County, and throughout Illinois.

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