Nursing Home Settles Lawsuit Regarding Medication Negligence

A nursing home has settled a class-action lawsuit after several patients and their families filed a lawsuit claiming negligence for prescribing psychotherapeutic drugs without explaining the risks to patients and their legal representatives. The prescribed drugs come with a Black Box warning of increased risk of death in dementia patients. 

Families want to ensure future patients received full disclosure with the prescription of these types of drugs. The lawsuit settled for $345,000 to be distributed among patients and their representatives. The nursing home will also undergo detailed reviews of the facility's health records. For more, read the story