Physical or Chemical Restraints Nursing Home | Romanucci & Blandin
Restraints in a nursing home should only be used to ensure that the residents are physically safe and only if a doctor has written on order that details how long and under what circumstances restraints should be used. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed and restraints are used unnecessarily. If physical or chemical restraints are used when they were not absolutely necessary, it is a form of nursing home abuse.
There are a variety of physical restraints that are utilized, including:
- Ankle restraints
- Bed sheets tucked so tightly that the resident is unable to move
- Hand mitts
- Restrictive chairs to limit mobility
- Vests to tie a resident to their chairs or beds
- Wrist restraints
Chemical restraints are psychoactive drugs that are given to a resident to control restlessness, pacing and uncooperative behavior.
If you or a loved one has suffered abuse from an unnecessary physical or chemical restraint, our nursing home abuse attorneys are here to help you with your case.
There are a variety of problems that can result from unnecessarily using a physical or chemical restraint. Residents can suffer emotionally, physically or mentally. Our nursing home negligence lawyers are here to help you seek compensation for any injury that your loved one has suffered from because of a physical or chemical restraint being utilized.
Free Consultation with a Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you have questions regarding your nursing home physical or chemical restraints, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact the Chicago Nursing Home Negligence lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin for a free consultation if you or a family member has suffered injury as a result of a physical or chemical restraint being used.