Wrong Medications In Florida Is Nursing Home Abuse
One of the most agonizing decisions adult children must face is how to best care for their aging mother and father. Roles reverse. Responsibilities change. The children become the parents, and the parents become the children.
It’s often said that placing a loved one in a nursing home may feel the most difficult, yet loving choice that one must make. Kind of reminds me of what my mom used to say before she gave me a spanking. “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.” As it turns out for countless victims of elderly abuse, being placed in a Florida nursing home may turn out to be one of the worst experiences of their entire lives.
Since the elderly is the largest growing segment of our world’s population today, cases of elder abuse and neglect are on the rise at a rate higher than ever before. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that nursing home patients are consistently understaffed and unqualified to meet the criteria necessary to provide quality care to senior citizens. Hence, nursing homes are prone to error.
Today, the most frequently recognized error made within Florida nursing homes is making mistakes in giving prescribed medications. Unfortunately, giving the wrong medication is also the number one error made by most Florida nursing homes. When Broward County nursing homes administer the wrong medication to their patients, the side effects can be devastating, even deadly.
If you have a loved one that has suffered from being given the wrong medication within a Florida nursing home, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case. To successfully pursue defending your loved one’s rights, you will need a qualified Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorney. Call 954-807-1334.