Nursing Home Restraints Lawyers Reviewing Cases Nationwide
Under certain circumstances, restraints may be necessary to prevent a nursing home resident from injuring themselves or other. Restraints can be physical restraints or medications to sedate. Improper or excessive use of nursing home restraints can result in serious injuries or the resident and even death.
Excessive use of force in applying restraints may result in fractures, internal bleeding or head injuries. If physical restraints are improperly applied, it could result in strangling the resident to death.
For decades death by strangulation has been considered a cruel and unusual punishment for criminals. Yet, it is alarming how frequently nursing home residents die as a result of restraint strangulation. In many cases, injuries from failure to use proper care in applying restraints are caused by the nursing home’s negligent training and supervision of employees.
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate and review potential lawsuits for improper restraint or excessive use of force throughout the United States. Request a free consultation.
FEDERAL NURSING HOME REGULATIONS FOR RESTRAINTS
Federal regulations only allow the use of restraints to ensure the physical safety of the resident or other residents, and only under written order of a physician. Every nursing home resident has the right to be free from physical or mental abuse, corporal punishment, involuntary seclusion and use of physical or chemical restraints for purposes of discipline or convenience.
A physician must specify the type of restraint which should be used and specify the duration and circumstances under which it is to be used. Violation of these regulations can result in the nursing home being held responsible for restraint injuries.
NURSING HOME RESTRAINT INJURY LAWSUITS
If you suspect that a friend or loved one has suffered an injury from improper or excessive use of nursing home restraints, request a free consultation and legal claim evaluation to determine if they may have a claim. The nursing home lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have experience reviewing complex injury claims and can discuss the circumstances surrounding the treatment to determine if your loved one and family may be entitled to compensation.
There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. However, every claim has a deadline, so it is important that you review any potential claim with a qualified nursing home neglect lawyer as soon as possible.