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A nursing home medication error that proved fatal for a resident in Minnesota is now going to be costly for the facility. State authorities have cited the center for neglect after the resident, who suffered from severe cognitive disabilities, died of the effects of being given 10 times the normal prescribed dose of morphine. medicaldoctor

Staff at the facility, an acute-care hospital with a nursing home attached, failed to accurately transcribe the man’s medication from the doctor’s written orders.

Within less than two hours of receiving that injected dose of morphine, patient had died.

State investigators concluded the center did not have adequate policies in place to make sure medications were transcribed accurately and administered correctly.  Continue reading

Upon admission to a South Florida nursing home, it is not uncommon for a new resident or loved ones to be handed a stack of papers to sign. Increasingly, those papers contain a document that requires the patient to forfeit their right to have any disputes handled in court. Instead, they agree to have those disputes heard by a professional arbitrator.pen

These documents are often tucked away in the package of admission papers, and people often feel deceived once an issue arises and they realize the rights they have signed away.

For nursing homes, the benefit is clear: The results of arbitration are confidential. The awards are usually substantially less. And plaintiff success rate in arbitration as compared to the courtroom is significantly lower.