Improper use of restraints in nursing homes can lead to serious injuries and in some cases strangulation. The non-use of restraints where appropriate and necessary can result in serious injury due to falls. If your family member has suffered a restraint injury in a nursing home or elder care facility, contact us for a free initial consultation about your options.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, our lawyers handle cases of nursing home negligence in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, on Staten Island and Long Island or anywhere in New York. Over the past 35 years, our lawyers have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Proper and Improper Use of Restraints
Nursing homes in New York are allowed to use restraints only to ensure the physical safety of the residents. For example, a patient at risk of falls may be restrained in his or her wheelchair to prevent injury. Excessive or unmonitored use of restraints and the failure to use restraints when needed that results in injury to the resident creates liability against the nursing home.
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate cases of restraint injuries. We will look for answers to questions such as:
- Was the use of restraints authorized by a doctor?
- Did nursing home staff use the type of restraint in the proper manner authorized by the doctor?
- Did the nursing home improperly use drugs to sedate the patient?
- Did use of restraints constitute elder abuse?
- Did the nursing home fail to use restraints when needed?
New York Nursing Home Lawsuits
Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and the NYC Metro Area
If a family member has suffered harm due to use of restraints in a nursing home or elder care facility, our attorneys are here to help. Call 800-510-9695 to speak with an experienced New York City nursing home abuse lawyer.