In the wake of his “gross negligence” when treating elderly patients, the state medical board put a Yorba Linda-based doctor on two years probation, which took effect last week.
But even when he was around, patients were given drugs that didn't match their diagnoses. In four different cases Pormir blurred the line between dementia and psychosis.
Later, he gave the patient Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication, noting various incidents that he described as “psychotic behavior,” like throwing food trays and refusing medicine. The medical board, however, says neither is an example of psychotic behavior and adds that Risperdal shouldn't be used for patients who merely have dementia. What's more, the patient was given the medication without her consent, even though she was still capable of giving it.