Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit filed in CA
A class action nursing home abuse lawsuit has been filed against a CA nursing home claiming the facility gave powerful antipsychotics to residents without their or their families’ informed consent.
The AARP will serve as co-counsel in this class action that claims Ventura Convalescent Hospital avoided California’s rules in providing antipsychotics to residents, according to vcstar.com. The nursing home abuse lawsuit also alleges that a doctor often relied on nursing homes to get authorization rather than doing it himself as required by the law.
The lead plaintiff, Kathi Levine, claims she had no idea that the hospital prescribed her mother extremely powerful antipsychotic drugs such as Haldol, Zoloft, and Ativan. Levine’s mother passed away on January 28, 2011 and the complaint alleges that the drugs contributed to her decline.
This class action is reportedly the first of its kind in California and may involve 80 to 100 plaintiffs.
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