Overuse of Prescription Drugs in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Chemical and Drug Abuse

It is not uncommon or necessarily inappropriate for a loved one in a nursing home to be given a number of prescription drugs when a professional makes a thorough evaluation and diagnosis of the elderly person. Unfortunately, some facilities take it upon themselves to medicate for convenience or engage in an overuse of prescription drugs to pacify the resident.

At the Pittsburgh law office of Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our lawyers take on nursing home abuse and hospital negligence claims for clients in Western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia and Ohio.

When You Suspect an Overuse of Prescription Drugs

The improper application of any medication can lead to significant and serious side effects up to and including addiction or wrongful death. Add to that the unethical behavior of any nursing home or medical professional that prescribes unnecessary or even dangerous drugs, and there is no excuse for improperly medicating a nursing home resident.

Our attorneys have established a strong reputation for helping people protect their loved ones and hold the right people responsible for neglect and abuse. We take on cases involving:

  • Chemical restraints
  • Pain medication
  • Drug interactions and side effects
  • Addiction
  • Unnecessary medications

We were one of the first firms in the region to make nursing home facilities' abuse of prescription drugs cases a priority. We have established a strong record of holding these facilities responsible for the harm they cause.

Get the Help and Answers You Need

If you suspect that a nursing home facility is over-medicating your loved one, contact an experienced and reliable attorney. To schedule a free initial consultation at our office call 866-273-1941 or contact us online.

We advance all costs, and you pay nothing unless we recover compensation.