Compassionate Attorneys Helping Victims Make Their Voices Heard
Because the frailty, unsteadiness and possible disorientation of nursing home residents present real challenges to the nursing home facility and staff charged with their care, restraints may, under some circumstances, may be necessary to keep a resident from hurting themselves or someone else. Both physical restraints, such as straps, and chemical sedation may be considered restraints. However, if a nursing home uses these restraints wrongly, or excessively, serious injuries such as internal bleeding, fractures, or head injuries, as well as death could result. Our Albany nursing home patient restraint injury lawyers are caring and compassionate. We can aggressively protect your loved one’s rights.
Negligent training and supervision of employees are often the main causes of failure to use proper care in applying restraints that result in strangulation, one of the worst forms of elder neglect. Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko’s founding partners have over 120 years of combined experience as a law firm in investigating restraint injuries, and their knowledge of the law and skill in applying it have helped many victims and their families receive the just compensation they deserve.
Protecting Your Rights After a Violation of Federal Regulations
According to Federal regulations, restraints may only be used when they are absolutely necessary to secure the physical safety of the resident and the people around them. This necessity must be confirmed in written order by a physician. The physician is required to specify what manner of restraint is to be used, as well as how long it can be used and under what circumstances. If a nursing home is found in violation of any of these rules, they must be held accountable for the consequences of this negligence, recklessness, or outright abuse.
Contact Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko Today for Counsel in Capital District
Has someone close to you been injured because of the improper or excessive use of physical or chemical restraints in a nursing home?
Contact the experienced Albany nursing home abuse lawyers at Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko by calling (518) 463-7784 immediately to set up your initial consultation.