The US government recently issued a report with some troubling findings for nursing home patients. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) report found that hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents were illegally drugged. In fact, the HHS Inspector general, Daniel R. Levinson, makes the alarming statement that ”despite the fact that it is potentially lethal to prescribe antipsychotics to patients with dementia, there’s ample evidence some drug companies aggressively marketed their products towards such populations, putting profits before safety…” HHS REPORT
Over-medicating a nursing home patient can cause serious injury or death. Families are too often left with the difficult task of figuring out what went wrong. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a nursing home or if you are an employee of a nursing home and you have information about your employer over medicating its patients, then you need to contact us immediately for a confidential consultation. If you are an attorney and you need assistance prosecuting our client’s claim, then you should contact us to see how we can help.