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In some circumstances, restraints are necessary to ensure the safety of a nursing home resident. But when restraints are improperly or excessively used, they can cause serious injuries to the people they were supposed to be protecting.
If you think a loved one has suffered an injury due to misuse of a restraint in a nursing home, the attorneys at Jacobs & Jacobs are here to help.
There are physical and chemical restraints. Injuries from physical restraints are typically more apparent, including bruises on arms, legs, and other areas where restraints are applied. Bed rails are another form of physical restraint and can cause a serious injury if a resident tries to climb over the rail or gets trapped between the bars. Injuries resulting from a chemical restraint, such as a sedative, are sometimes more difficult to detect.
In some cases, understaffing forces nursing home workers to restrain residents when they should really be monitored. Nursing homes are required by law to adhere to standards of care regarding restraints. If your loved one has suffered a restraint injury at a nursing home, please call us today at (203) 777-2300. Our Milford medical malpractice attorneys fight for the results you deserve.