Nursing Home Sued Over Blood Thinner

The attorney for a former Illinois nursing home claims the patient suffered from massive rectal bleeding after nurses gave her a blood thinner. The nursing home administered 4 milligrams of Coumadin to the victim despite the fact that her physician had ordered her prescription be held because of an elevated PT/INR lab result. The drug is used to prevent blood clots, yet it ended up causing the victim to experience massive rectal bleeding and be hospitalized. In addition to her injuries, the victim suffered a marked deterioration of her prior physical condition, incurred substantial medical bills and suffered great pain and anguish. The nursing home lawsuit alleges that she suffered a severe and permanent disability. The nursing home lawsuit blames the nursing home and its employees for failing to properly consult with nursing home’s physician and her family members about her deteriorating condition, for failing to timely report the medication error, and for failing to comply with a physician’s orders. The employees negligently failed to record the care provided, which included the victim’s reaction to the prescription. The nursing home complaint also alleges that the nursing home violated the resident care policies. It seeks a judgment of more than $50,000 plus costs. To learn more about nursing home abuse, please click the link.

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