Overmedicating, Wrong Medication and Nursing Home Abuse
When a nursing home is understaffed or the employees are not adequately trained, your loved one may receive the incorrect medication or be kept in an overmedicated state.
The Wrong Medication
A widespread form of nursing home negligence is residents being provided the wrong prescription drug. If your loved one receives the wrong medication, he or she could suffer life-threatening complications if they are allergic or the drug has an adverse reaction with a medication they are already on.
Overworked staff or staff who haven’t been properly trained can also lead to overmedication. If the nursing home staff doesn’t properly follow prescription drug instructions, residents can receive dangerous levels of medication.
Perhaps more devastating than circumstances in which nursing home residents are overmedicated due to negligence are situations in which staff medicate patients with unnecessary antipsychotic drugs. This can also cause adverse reactions and even wrongful death.
If you believe your loved one is being provided the wrong medication or is being overmedicated in a nursing home or other care facility, please contact the experienced Arizona nursing home abuse attorneys at Cullan & Cullan for a free case consultation.