Wisconsin Lawyers Handling Improper Use of Elderly Restraint Claims
Misuse of Restraints in Kenosha and Racine Counties
Nursing home facilities may legally use physical or chemical restraints when a resident is prone to wandering, falling, having extreme fits, or is otherwise at risk of hurting themselves. They are sometimes necessary in order to protect an individual from harm. Unfortunately, there are care homes and staff that misuse restraints, wrongfully restricting individuals' movements and freedom or causing harm to the residents they are charged to protect.
The misuse of restraints is a violation of a care facility's duty of care and is a form of nursing home abuse.
At Domnitz & Skemp, our Milwaukee nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience seeking compensation for the misuse of restraints on care-facility residents. We believe that negligent, careless and abusive care providers should be held accountable for their improper care. We will fight for the justice our clients' deserve. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us for a free consultation.
Dangerous Effects of Restraints
The dangerous effects of restraints include strangulation, bedsores and ulcers, decreased muscle mass, bruises, drug reactions, and even death. However, the misuse of restraints is not always obvious. Should you suspect any form of abuse, start documenting any evidence you can. Talk to your loved one or a trusted nurse or aide on staff. Question the use of chemical or physical restraints on your elderly family member, and take note of the response you receive. And, of course, reporting the nursing home abuse is essential.
You have the right to file a claim against negligent nursing home staff and care providers for improperly using chemical and physical restraints on the elderly. We can help prove your case and fight for full and fair compensation.
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Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your concerns about the misuse of restraints on your loved one. There is no obligation to you, and no attorney's fees unless we win your case, so call us today at 414-395-5832.