Chemical Restraint Injuries in San Diego
San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney
A horrific trend, chemical restraint continues to be a part of
elder abuse in nursing homes and other care facilities across the country. While the number of caregivers
continues to decrease and statewide budgets for mental health continue
to be cut sending more patients into long-term care, the numbers are still daunting.
A recent study done by the Ventura County Star has found that "nearly
25% of the residents in California’s nursing homes are placed on
antipsychotic drugs, which are often used as a ‘chemical leash’
to control behavior rather than to treat psychiatric conditions."
This terrifying statistic is only encouraged by doctors who prescribe
drugs as their first plan of action for long-term patients, rather than
seeking alternative forms of care.
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What to do if your loved one is being chemically restrained
If someone you love has been the victim of elder abuse including chemical
restraint, you need to seek the legal help of our passionate yet aggressive
San Diego elder abuse attorney at the
Law Offices of Robert Vaage. Our staff will work personally with you to gather the facts, evidence,
and other components necessary to develop your case to present for a judge.
Chemical restraint can cause incredible physical, mental, and emotional
harm such as:
- Increase in the possibility of stroke
- Doubled risk of death for seniors with dementia
Contact Our San Diego Elder Abuse Lawyer
Don't hesitate to reach out to our skilled and experienced legal team
to schedule a free consultation if you suspect chemical restraint is being
used on our loved one. Using our
more than 30 years of experience, we will present your legal options to you and give you the direction,
counsel, and representation you need every step of the way.
Call us at your earliest convenience at (619) 739-4040 to start the legal process to protect your loved one
from future harm.