Medical restraints can serve a valuable purpose in nursing homes. There’s no denying that many nursing home residents suffer from conditions that make it difficult for them to hold still during needed medical treatments.
However, Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC’s Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyers have seen just how these restraints can be mis-used and abused. This mis-use can cause significant pain and suffering for innocent patients.
There are two issues when it comes to medical restraints. The first is mis-use. A nursing home staffer without proper training in the use of these restraints can accidentally hurt a patient while trying to do the right thing. This lack of training is often the result of penny-pinching from facility administrators.
The second use is flagrant abuse. Some nursing home staffers use restraints to punish or silence residents who have displeased them.
Both of these are unacceptable. Our nursing home abuse lawyers are ready to help if your loved one has suffered injuries as a result of restraint mis-use.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you want to speak to our nursing home abuse lawyers about abuse suffered by a family member, please call Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC today at 404-760-7400 or contact us online for a free consultation.