When you begin to notice the signs that your loved one in Kentucky needs help to make responsible decisions and accomplish daily tasks, your senses may be heightened to help protect him or her. While there are many types of fraud, prescription fraud can be especially dangerous and create worsening problems. At Gray Law, PLLC, we have experience in providing support to families whose loved ones have been victimized in nursing homes.

Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse can be closely related especially if the mistreatment that your family member endures has impacted his or her health and well-being. One type of abuse is if your loved one has been given counterfeit prescription drugs that have been disguised to appear as a legitimate medication. Educating your family member about how to recognize if he or she has consumed something bad is critical to helping prevent prescription fraud from causing harm if you are not around to recognize an issue.

According to consumerprotect.com, signs that you and your family member should watch for include unexplained side effects that do not regulate or disappear after the recommended period of time. You should also watch for changes in the packaging or presentation of the drugs and be aware of where the nursing facility purchases their drugs. If you notice concerning reactions in your family member, immediately contact his or her doctor or a trusted pharmacist and ask for more information.

When you understand the indications that a prescription may be counterfeit, you can make proactive decisions to keep that kind of mistreatment from harming your loved one. For more information, if you know someone who has been the victim of nursing home abuse, visit our web page.