Physical and Chemical Restraints in Danville Nursing Homes
In 1987, the Nursing Home Reform Act made it illegal to use physical and chemical restraints on nursing home residents, unless absolutely necessary to protect their health and safety. Unfortunately, negligent nursing home staff in Danville and across the country are still using physical and chemical restraints for the wrong reasons, whether for convenience or wrongful punishment. This is a serious form of nursing home abuse, and can result in painful injuries and emotional trauma.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we understand how difficult it is to entrust the care and safety of loved ones to strangers, and how much it hurts to discover that they have been mistreated. Our highly qualified nursing home abuse lawyers have a broad range of experience handing physical and chemical restraint cases in Danville, and we are prepared to help you fight for justice and may be able to earn compensation or additional damages for your loved one’s suffering. Call us today at (217) 443-4343.
Common Physical and Chemical Restraints
The use of physical or chemical restraints in nursing homes is a serious form of nursing home abuse. Negligent nursing home staff sometimes use inappropriate justifications, such as an improper patient to staff ratio, or punishment. Some of the most common restrains used in nursing homes include:
- Bed rails
- Wrist or ankle straps
- Psychoactive drugs
- Hand mitts
- Bed sheets
- Restrictive chairs
Any form of unfair restraint for nursing home patients is immoral and illegal. If your loved one has fallen victim to this sort of nursing home abuse in Danville, you should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer for assistance.
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for Help
The talented legal team at Spiros Law, P.C., is dedicated to possibly pursuing justice and rightful compensation for our clients to the best of our ability. We are prepared to help you in cases of wrongful use of physical and chemical restraints in Danville nursing homes. Please call our offices in Danville at (217) 443-4343 or fill out the form on this page for a free case evaluation.