Nursing home patients in California and all throughout the country are trusting their care providers when it comes to just about every aspect of their lives. Few things are more imperative to a nursing home resident than their medications, receiving it when they are supposed to and in its proper dose. This is what makes medical negligence such a damaging occurrence on many different levels. A nursing home error can lead to patient injury and it can even be fatal. Knowing how to recognize when it has happened and what to do about it is key for the injured party or the family.