Story About Medication Stolen From Vulnerable Adult
According to an article in the ABC Newpapers.com, and Anoka woman plead guilty to medication stolen from patient which were prescribed for a resident in a Coon Rapids Assisted Living Facility. The woman was charged with felony third degree burglary as well as, second degree burgulary and theft and a fifth degree controlled substance charge for the theft of the resident’s Oxycodone.
Medication Stolen from Patients is So Common it is Has a Name “Drug Diversion”
As an attorney who handling abuse and neglect claims in nursing home and assisted living environments, I have seen all types of theft. Medication theft is one of the most common, particularly the narcotic medications such as Oxycodone. It is important that elderly persons and caregivers keep a close watch on medication and make sure that it difficult to steal. It is important that elderly persons get their medication including pain medication and it was the watchful staff at the Assisted Living Facility who called the suspicious activity to the attention of authorities. Be watchful and it you believe that an elderly person has been the victim of any form of abuse neglect or theft (financial or medication) do not hesitate to contact the police or if the care facility is suspected the Minnesota Department of Health.
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