A: There is pharmacy on almost every corner in America. Whichever you choose, there could be anywhere from two to thirty pharmacists on hand at any time-all prone to human error. Keep the following things in mind when searching for a West Palm Beach pharmacy:
Location and Hours. This might seem the most obvious way to choose your pharmacy, but it’s only the first step. Make sure your pharmacy is near enough to your house that you could get prescriptions in an emergency and that they are open consistently in case you need medication in the middle of the night.
Personal Service. When you fill a prescription, watch the pharmacy staff at work. Are they focused and attentive? Do they leave callers on hold or people waiting in the drive-thru line? Do the techs remember your name and ask about your prescription or medication changes? Do they verify your identity?
Proper Staffing. Ask questions at the pharmacy desk. How many pharmacists are there? How many techs? Try picking up your prescription at a different time of day than when you dropped it off, taking note of the staff changes, and if the same techs are working-they could be pulling longer hours, and be more prone to mistakes.
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A: If you have sustained any damages as a direct result of the BP oil spill, you may be eligible to submit a claim. For example, if your boat was damaged, you may submit a claim which covers the loss due to the destruction of your property or the cost of restoring your boat to its pre-spill condition.
A: Operations or medical procedures are not always 100% successful. The fact that the desired result is not obtained does not mean that there has been malpractice but may be the result of a known possible complicationRead More
A: Most, if not all, lawyers who represent personal injury victims, do so on what is known as a contingent fee basis. A contingent fee means that there is no attorney fee unless and until the lawyer obtains money for you. When that occurs, the fee is a percentage of the amount the lawyer obtained for you. In mostRead More
A: If you’re taking Actos for type-2 diabetes, you’re probably wondering if the benefits are worth all of the potential side effects. Most drug companies are still looking for the “silver bullet” for diabetes-but the truth is, the best medication for diabetics may not be a medication at all.
Patients using Actos to control blood sugarRead More
A: With the rapid increase in technology, you are right to worry about someone stealing your personal information. The elderly are especially at risk, and identity theft in nursing homes is unfortunately quite common.
A few reasons your relative could be a victim of Florida ID fraud:
Access to information : Identity thieves don’t need much to steal your information. A driver’s license, passport, social security number or account information can be enough to open a credit card or apply for a loan in someone else’s name-all items which caretakers have access to.
Technological gap : Due to their advanced age, many residents are unfamiliar with technology. They may expose too much personal information online or over the phone, trusting that the caller is reputable and not a senior scammer coaxing bank information out of the elderly
Trust in authority : The elderly are forced to put their faith in people charged to protect them, such as nursing home attendants, administrators, police and doctors. Some merely assume the authorities are infallible, or are mentally impaired and cannot rationally comprehend the betrayal or injustice being done to them.
Whether it’s broken bones or burglary, we don’t like to think of anyone in our family becoming a victim. Unfortunately, the peopleRead More
A: Unfortunately, yes. Just because your family member is in an assisted care facility is no guarantee against serious falls. In fact, it may be more likely. The Center for Disease Control recently reported that 75% of nursing home residents fall every year-about twice the rate of seniors living in the community.
A: Nursing homes have a legal responsibility to ensure proper maintenance and monitoring of vital issues such as hydration and nutrition. Nursing home negligence can contribute to or cause malnutrition or dehydration in a variety of circumstances, including:
Shortage of staffing (causing residents to go without nourishment or hydration for extended periods)
Failure to properly train in nutrition programs or implement hydration strategies
Failure to properly monitor nutrition or hydration
If your loved one has experienced serious health issues arising from dehydration and malnutritionRead More
A: The weakened mental and physical state of the elderly can sometimes make them easy targets for emotional abuse from stressed workers in short-handed, understaffed Florida nursing homes.
Emotional and Psychological Abuse
There are many ways in which emotional and psychological abuse occurs in West Palm Beach nursing homes. Emotional or psychological elder abuse is defined as: “InflictingRead More
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