The Dangers of Restraint Injuries
Restraints such as bed rails, lap belts and sedatives are necessary to ensure the safety of nursing home residents. However, when restraints are improperly used, or not used when they should be, nursing home residents can suffer serious personal injury accidents.
The Columbus, Ohio, attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm represent people who have been injured by restraint injuries and other forms of nursing home neglect. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to nursing home negligence, contact us today to speak with our nursing home abuse lawyers.
Understaffing & Restraint Injuries
Many restraint injuries are the result of understaffing. When nursing homes cut corners and do not hire enough employees, staff members may use physical restraints and medications to take the place of caregivers.
Many nursing home residents are physically unable adjust their restraints or to summon help. When left alone with an unsafe restraint residents can suffer abrasions, broken bones and other serious injuries. Excessive use of restraints can even lead to strangulation and wrongful death.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling nursing home neglect lawsuits and are well versed in the laws governing the use of restraints in nursing homes. We will handle your case with compassion and attention to detail to help you or your loved one obtain justice and compensation.
If you or your loved one has suffered a restraint injury in a nursing home, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.