Posted 3/6/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)
I'd be inclined to put some pressure on those involved. Just to make them darn uncomfortable. After all you experienced unnecessary pain and mental anguish as a result of their carelessness. I wouldn't bother w/suing them, but I would want to see them squirm a little just to "get even" a bit. You know the old saying: "I don't get mad, I get even".
Just last night a local nursing home came close to killing my neighbor's mother by giving her 3 meds that were NOT scripted for her when she began a panic attack for which she has long been scripted Xanax.
They gave her Respiradol, Remeron and Deseryl. (sp?) They've been checking her every 15 minutes and not letting her sleep. My neighbor understands pooh happens and the dispensing nurse was absolutely sick - and scared. My neighbor will take no action - but she is letting them "dangle" a bit, casually mentioning that she noticed that 5 people in that nursing home died last month (its a good size facility offering intensive nursing care thru assisted living), etc.