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Prescription medications must be given to patients with extreme care. While
too little medication can be a problem, too much medication could result
in serious injury or even death. If an elderly patient is given excessive
amounts of a prescriptions or takes unnecessary prescriptions, this is
considered overmedication. Likewise, if they are given too much medication
on purpose, this is a type of elder abuse. If overdosing is accidental,
it is considered neglect.
If your loved one was harmed by overmedication, don’t hesitate to
speak to our skilled
Greenville nursing home abuse & neglect attorneys. We are dedicated to helping the victims of negligence, carelessness,
or abuse seek compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering. If
a loved one was killed by overmedication, we can also help you file a
wrongful death lawsuit to hold the responsible party accountable.
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Intentional vs. Unintentional Overmedication
Nursing homes guilty of overmedications should be examined for intent.
Intentional overmedication is usually done with the purpose of making
a patient easier to control, which is often referred to as chemical restraint.
Antipsychotics and sedatives are drugs that can calm a patient down or
make someone more likely to comply with directions given by facility staff,
caregivers, or family members. In some cases, nursing homes will distribute
these drugs without a proper prescription.
Unintentional overmedication is usually indicative of understaffing. Elderly
patients often have many different prescriptions they must take, and staff
members who are overworked and tired might have problems distributing
the correct amounts or even the correct type of medication.
If your loved one is exhibiting certain symptoms, they might be getting
more medication than is healthy. Behavioral changes, especially lethargy
and confusion, could be the first indications someone is being overmedicated.
A patient might also become reclusive, sleep for longer periods of time,
or develop unexplained medical conditions.
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Christian & Davis LLC about your case as soon as possible. We can take a look at your situation
and advise you on your best course of action to seek compensation on behalf
of your loved one. Our Greenville personal injury attorneys have recovered
tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our
clients. Let us see what we can do for you and your family.
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