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Nursing Home Medication Errors

Our Firm Assists Patients Injured by New Jersey Nursing Home Medication Errors

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Providing quality medical care is one of the most important responsibilities of nursing home staff. This vital task includes prescribing appropriate medications, administering the drugs on schedule and monitoring patients for adverse side effects. When the assisted living facility makes a pharmaceutical error, seniors may suffer devastating repercussions.

Established in 1976, Seigel Law represents the most vulnerable members of our community. We hold nursing homes in Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton to their duties to their residents. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate the care your loved one received and demand accountability for medical mistakes that harmed the person.

How pharmaceutical mistakes happen in the assisted living setting

Medication errors are alarmingly common in any medical setting. However, drug mistakes can be particularly devastating to the health of patients with compromised immune systems, serious underlying medical conditions and low weight.

Nursing home personnel are notoriously overworked and underpaid for the responsibilities with which they are charged. But these issues are no excuse for poor care. Our attorneys determine whether these types of problems caused your loved one’s injuries:

  • Inadequate screening for harmful drug interactions and risk factors
  • Failure to monitor patient for overdose, under-dose or adverse side effects
  • Impairment of cognitive abilities or balance that led to nursing home fall injuries
  • Nausea and vomiting associated with certain drugs that resulted in severe dehydration or malnutrition
  • Inappropriate drug prescribed to treat a patient’s specific condition
  • Mix-up of patients and thus the medications intended for them
  • Dosing errors, including misreading the amount to administer and spacing doses too close together or too far apart

Protecting your loved one from a drug error

Your family member may be unable or unwilling to speak out about problems at the nursing home. Possibly, your loved one does not even realize a dangerous condition exists. You can take action to prevent nursing home injuries, including those caused by drug errors, by taking the following steps:

  • Familiarize yourself with all medications your loved one is taking.
  • Take a picture of the pills so you can identify them when the nurse administers medication.
  • Immediately raise alarms if you suspect the nurse has administered an inaccurate type or amount of the drug.
  • Promptly alert the doctor if you notice any adverse reactions to the medication or your loved one exhibits signs of overdose.

You should assume that the harm done to your loved one is not isolated. Usually, an assault on the elderly, fall injuries, bedsores, medication mix-ups or other serious transgressions represent a pattern. By bringing the issues to the forefront, you not only help your loved one, but also the other residents at the negligent facility.

Protect your loved one’s rights

Seigel Law is dedicated to protecting nursing home residents in northern New Jersey long-term care facilities. Call our law firm at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with a doctor-lawyer from our Ridgewood medical malpractice team. If your injuries or caretaker duties prevent you from coming to our office, we schedule your appointment in your home or at the hospital. Through our contingency arrangement, you are not responsible for lawyer fees unless we recover damages on your claim.

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Meet Our Attorneys

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    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics


One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve


Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients


Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours


Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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