Nursing home negligence may be the primary factor in overmedication. This can be the result of a pharmacy error or a caregiver’s failure to properly monitor the medications being taken. If a family member has been the victim of overmedication, it is best to seek help from a Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer.
Here are some signs that may indicate overmedication of the elderly:
- sudden weight loss or weight gain;
- memory difficulties;
- problems with standing or walking;
- mood swings;
- skin rashes;
- abdominal pain; and
- problems with reasoning or thinking.
Considering these may also be signs of a health condition, the best way to learn if your loved one has been the victim of overmedication is to familiarize yourself with the drugs being taken, including potential side effects and harmful interactions. You may wish to speak with a doctor or pharmacist about the particular medications your loved one is currently taking.
Understand that when a pharmacy error or overmedication leads to injuries of a family member, you may be able to file a claim to pursue compensation for the hurt and physical pain your loved has encountered due to nursing home negligence.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.