During this process however, be sure to keep detailed notes of with whom you talk and when. Write down what you have observed about your loved one and why you suspect overmedication.
You will likely need to take this a step further than just talking with the management of the facility. You can file a formal compliant with the state or you can contact the state’s ombudsman.
In extreme circumstances you may even need to file a report with the authorities. Most important is to not delay in seeking help.
If your loved one was hospitalized because of overmedication, ask for copies of lab results and other medical records. This can come in handy later on if you need evidence.
Of course, when your loved one has suffered serious illness or injuries because of receiving too much medication or the wrong kind, you may wish to then speak with a Kentucky nursing home abuse attorney. An attorney will take the time to carefully evaluate the details of the circumstances and determine if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing.
They may also be able to explain the legal options that are available and what types of damages you could be entitled to seek. Seeking the advice of an attorney may be one of the best ways you can protect your loved one’s legal rights.
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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.