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One In Five Nursing Home Patients Unnecessarily Drugged

By October 14, 2014February 9th, 2017Nursing Home Abuse

According to a report in the August 2014 AARP Bulletin, one in five nursing home patients are given antipsychotic drugs that are not only unnecessary, but potentially deadly. These medications, used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, and other conditions, come with a range of side-effects, many of which are particularly dangerous for elderly patients.

If you believe a loved one has been prescribed one of these medications unnecessarily, the Seattle nursing home abuse attorneys at the Hornbuckle Firm can help you determine if you have cause to file suit.

According to the AARP article, these medication are heavily pushed by pharmaceutical companies, many of which offer kickbacks to prescribing doctors. This aggressive marketing campaign may make the manufacturers of antipsychotic medications jointly liable for mental, physical, and emotional damages that result from improper usage. The nursing home abuse attorneys at our firm will carefully investigate your claim to identify all liable parties, and fight tooth and nail to help your family get the justice you are due.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our nursing home attorneys, please contact the Hornbuckle Firm today. We serve Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and surrounding Washington communities.

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