When Treatment Facilities Tragically Fall Short
When an individual seeks treatment for substance abuse, a rehabilitation facility may attempt to help him or her through a detoxification process using specific prescription medications. These medications are used to manage an addict’s withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse and treat concurrent symptoms. However, if medical professionals and members of the facility do not monitor a patient’s intake of such medications or improperly administer a medication, a patient can suffer devastating – sometimes fatal – side effects.
If a person suffers fatal side effects due to overdose while in a drug and alcohol abuse facility, that patient’s family may be able to hold the facility responsible for their loss through a wrongful death filing. Because these types of cases can be complex, it is crucial that families seek experienced and relentless legal advocacy right away. At Schimmel & Parks, APLC, we are dedicated to helping families hurt by negligent, reckless or careless medical facilities, including drug and alcohol treatment centers.
How Are Prescription Medications Used In Rehab Facilities?
Many rehabilitation centers will use prescription medications to help patients recover from addictions to various substances, such as:
These prescription medications used to treat patients can help a person reestablish normal brain function and decrease the cravings a patient feels during recovery. Unfortunately, if not administered in an appropriate manner, the consequences can be severe.
Many fatal drug overdoses that occur in rehabilitation facilities occur due to the following reasons:
- Medical professionals do not monitor the patient’s use of the medications
- Too much medication was administered to the patient
- The wrong type of medication was given to the patient
- The patient was not supervised when the medication was consumed
We can examine the death of your loved one and determine whether the facility should be held responsible for your loss. Because we understand these types of cases can be emotionally draining, we work diligently to have these cases resolved so you and your family can focus on recovery.
Have You Lost A Loved One Due To A Drug Overdose? Call Our Legal Team!
If you have lost a loved one owing to such circumstances, reach out to our firm today. Based in Sherman Oaks, we serve throughout California and always stand ready to help.