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Everything You Need to Know About Medication Malpractice in Texas Nursing Homes

Legally reviewed by David W.Hodges and Don J. Foty

When making the difficult decision to send a loved one to a nursing home to receive the extensive care they need, you expect to leave your family member in the hands of caring medical staff who will ensure their overall well-being. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality for individuals living in nursing homes. Despite having years of training and schooling under their belts, medical professionals are not perfect and mistakes may occur due to negligence. 

If your loved one was injured due to medication malpractice in a Texas nursing home, it is crucial you understand your option to help your family member get the justice they deserve. Hodges & Foty, LLP is a Texas law firm that helps clients who have suffered as a result of medication malpractice. If you have any questions, contact our team by calling us at (713) 523-0001

What Are Common Examples of Medication Malpractice in Texas Nursing Homes?

Older adults, especially those with long-term or chronic illnesses, often depend on medications for their overall health and well-being. For seniors residing in Texas nursing homes, this reliance extends to the staff, who are entrusted with the responsibility of administering these medications correctly.

Unfortunately, when serious or chronic medication errors occur in these settings, it can sometimes stem from neglect or abuse within the nursing home, leading to significant harm to its residents. Some common examples of medication malpractice in Texas nursing homes are as follows:

  • Giving the wrong dosage
  • Having residents swallow medications meant to dissolve under the tongue 
  • Mixing up a patient’s medications
  • Not following feeding tube nutrition formulas
  • Not giving medications on time
  • Not properly providing antibiotics for bedsores
  • Not monitoring residents to make sure they take medications correctly
  • Not providing liquids or food with medications
  • Slicing or cutting a pill that shouldn’t be split
  • Failing to properly prepare medications
  • Failing to see if IVs are working properly
  • Giving medications without reviewing the side effects
  • Giving a patient new medications without telling family members

Medication errors can put elderly individuals at risk of complications, and some cases of medication malpractice can lead to very dangerous situations, especially when incorrectly administered. If your loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of a nursing home staff member, resulting in medication malpractice, you have the right to seek justice by filing a medical malpractice claim.

Can You Collect Damages For a Medication Malpractice Claim in Texas?

When your family member has been harmed due to an occurrence of medication malpractice, you have the right to help them pursue justice by filing a claim. When filing a medication malpractice claim in Texas, the damages you may be eligible to recover include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

To ensure you are able to pursue the justice your loved one deserves after they are injured in a nursing home due to a medication error, contact a medication malpractice lawyer in Texas today.

Get Help With Your Medication Malpractice Claim From a Texas Attorney Today

Being injured as a result of negligence on behalf of a medical professional can be upsetting for victims, especially when those victims are in a nursing home. If your loved one has suffered because of a medication error caused by negligence, our lawyers will help you file a strong claim. The attorneys at Hodges & Foty, LLP will fight to protect your family member’s rights, recover damages, and pursue the justice they are owed.

The attorneys at Hodges & Foty, LLP have over 40 years of combined experience helping clients who have suffered due to medication malpractice in a nursing home. Our team is board-certified in personal injury law, meaning we have extensive experience in protecting our clients’ rights. For a free evaluation to discuss your loved one’s medication malpractice case, contact us here or call (713) 523-0001.

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