Psychotropic medications are commonly administered to the elderly to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. Used appropriately and with proper supervision, these drugs can enhance quality of life. However, these drugs are known to have potentially serious side effects, to which older adults are more vulnerable. Improper use, misdiagnosis and negligence can have catastrophic effects and result in accidents, including falls, inability to express need for care, inability to maintain adequate nutrition or hydration and more.
If your loved one has suffered as a result of improper use of psychotropic drugs, contact Keosian Berberian LLP.