Grmpa givn a fentnyl patch 50mg after surgy 3pm , 6pm given 3mg dilaudid .03 morph he die at 11pm ?This all happened on the same day after they sent him home at 3pm with the patch on, that afternoon my cousin just kept giving him more and more would this be considered murder and why would group health give him so much in such a short time and not have a nurse at his house. when i got there he had died at 11pm
Has my grandpa been given too much medication?
Added 11 Aug 2010:
i did i even took the medication to the police they said i should just go home he was old they don't investigate stuff like that?
Then i called the medical ex office they said to call elderly abuse to investigate and they had not gotten any reason to expect foul play (they didn't even have the body).
Abuse hot line sent someone out I showed her pic of him being tied down with sheet strips she said she would look into it but her fax to medical examiner got lost and they never investigated it, then the funeral home had him cremated without my moms signature oops?
When i called the police again they said it was not in their jurisdiction.
When i called Group health they said he did not have a DNR on file but that was why he was sent home because of the DNR oops?
The operation was a success and he was doing fine when he left the hospital. If that was a Group health success i would hate to see them goof up?
I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. The only thing I could suggest is to contact the police and let them know your concerns regarding your grandpa's death. There are so many details that may play a factor in his death. His age, over all health, what his operation was for, what were the post- op care instructions? It should list all his medications and when they should be taken. If the instructions weren't followed, someone may be responsible. I know right now you are hurting over his death. Please don't jump to conclusions. Let the authorities handle any concerns you have.
My condolences and best wishes,
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