Overmedicating Nursing Home Patients
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Washington
Overmedication occurs when a patient takes unnecessary medication or more
of a medication than what is required by a doctor. Some nursing homes
resort to overmedicating elderly patients in order to better manage them.
This is a dangerous practice and an obvious sign of neglect and abuse.
Overmedication is also considered a form of improper
chemical restraint and it is prohibited by federal law.
If you have reason to believe that your loved one is being overmedicated,
don't hesitate to discuss your concerns with our
Washington nursing home abuse attorneys at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender. We can answer all of your questions
and offer you advice on what you should do next. Our team understands
how frustrating it is to learn of your loved one's abuse, but we are
here to stand by you every step of the way.
Your loved one may be suffering from overmedication if he or she is:
- Sleeping too much
- Exhibiting erratic behavior or change in personality
- Constant fatigue
- Medical complications
- Dazed or confused look
- Social withdrawal from family members
What Our Washington Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Do to Help
At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, our priority is to make sure that your
loved one is not in any further danger or harm. We can launch an investigation
into the nursing home's practices and identify the liable parties.
By looking at medication logs, interviewing witnesses, and consulting
with trusted experts, we can help you build a strong case against the
liable nursing home. As a victim, your loved one may be compensated for
the suffering and pain that he or she has endured at the hands of the
nursing home staff.
We are elderly advocates who are passionate about protecting the vulnerable
and standing up to those who are being abused. For over 45 years, we have
helped thousands of victims move forward from their injuries. See the
difference our firm can make in your case.