The AARP has joined an “unprecedented class-action lawsuit” against a California nursing home accused of using antipsychotics without informed consent from residents or family members. “It’s critical that individual people who are harmed by these bad practices are able to seek to enforce their own rights,” said the senior counsel for AARP Foundation Litigation, “There’s a sense that because a person is in a nursing home, they automatically consent to have these drugs administered to them. That’s patently ridiculous.”
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