Putting a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult and emotional decision. When you do decide that it’s the best step for you and your family, you want to know that your loved one will be well cared for and given the utmost respect by the staff of the facility. When the staff fails to provide the level of care your loved one deserves you may have the right to be compensated for nursing home abuse or the negligent action.
Nursing home restraints are tools to be used only with the utmost of care and only in a very narrow set of circumstances. When they are used, there are specific procedures that should be followed in order to ensure that they are not misused or used unnecessarily.
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If a nursing home wrongfully or negligently used nursing home restraints on your loved one, you owe it to him or her to investigate the matter and contact a NY medical negligence lawyer with experience in this area. We can help you determine if the restraints were truly necessary and, if so, whether they were used correctly. If the nursing home wrongfully or negligently used the restraints the facility should be made to compensate you and your family for the action. Contact us today to evaluate your situation so you can make an educated decision as to what your next step should be.