Improper use of the popular blood thinner Coumadin may be responsible for the “incalculable suffering and, in some cases, greatly hastened deaths” of some nursing home patients, according to a report from the Washington Post.

“About 1 in 6 of the nation’s 1.3 million nursing home residents take an anticoagulant, according to federal data from earlier this year; the majority are believed to be on Coumadin or its generic.”

While blood thinners like Coumadin can provide clear medical benefits for many nursing home patients, the proper administration of these drugs by their caretakers is vitally important to ensure the health and safety of our loved ones.

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Baron & Budd are committed to Protecting What’s Right, and that means fighting back against cases of severe negligence and abuse in nursing homes.

Washington Post: Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes