Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Elders Are Forcibly Administered Psychotropic Medications,With Deadly Results

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 1:11 PM PDT

Lake Isabella,California,USA

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that former Kern Valley Hospital administrator Pamela Ott was charged on eight felony counts of elder abuse today, Sept. 8. The complaint charges Ott allowed staff to forcibly administer psychotropic medications to patients for their own convenience, rather than for their patients' therapeutic interests. These actions are alleged to have resulted in the deaths of three nursing home residents.

"As hospital administrator, Pamela Ott, was ultimately responsible for safeguarding the welfare of her patients," Brown said. "Instead, Ott abdicated her responsibility and allowed the staff of the Kern Valley Hospital to forcibly sedate patients who questioned their care."

Source=>>Kern Valley Sun
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As a reader commented "Pulling the plug on granny" is not some future fantasy concocted by right wing extremists, before you laugh it off as an exaggeration realize that "the joke is on you" as this is done everyday all across America as this article very clearly articulates and for every case reported there are countless others that are not!

1 comment:

Kim said...

This is going on all across the US, in most states. In most cases these elderly people have what is called "GUARDIANS",these "guardians" are court appointed. The elderly are taken over, isolated, medicated, and charged outragous fees by their "COURT APPOINTED CAREGIVERS", to do these things to them.
I am from North Texas, and I know of at least 7 families who are now advacating these abuses . We are all having trouble putting an end to these people who are litteraly murdering our loved ones. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES ACROSS THE US FIGHTING FOR THEIR LOVED ONES>