Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Oppose the Use of Chemical Restraints to Care for Dementia Patients

AThe use of chemical restraints is, unfortunately, nothing new. Nursing home abuse lawyers have long known that medication is often used to sedate and restrain residents. ABC News online recently published an article on the detrimental effects of a certain prescription often given to Dementia patients in nursing homes. Most of the time, these prescriptions are dispersed not only to sedate patients so they become more "manageable," but also to help the nursing home make money from the Medicaid reimbursements they receive for ordering the medication. Medication Causes Increased Death Risk in Dementia Patients study of over 75,000 … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Lawyers: A FDA Warning For Pregnant Women

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), recently updated labeling for antipsychotics to alert female users in their third trimester of pregnancy that use of the drugs could have adverse effects on their fetuses, causing birth injuries or defects. A few of the drugs now displaying the warning label include Risperdal, Seroquel and Invega. The drugs are used to treat mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, or depression. A statement released by the FDA said: "Healthcare professionals should be aware of the effects of antipsychotic medications on newborns when the medications are used during … [Read more...]