Improper Restraints

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Improper Use of Restraints by Nursing Home Staff

Washington Nursing Home Injury Attorneys

One of the disturbing ways that nursing home staff abuse patients is through the use of physical and chemical restraints. This is often used to control or limit a patient's behavior. But this is prohibited by law and nursing home staff who use restraints must be held accountable.

The Nursing Home Patients' Bill of Rights states that patients in a nursing home facility or long-term care facility have a right to be free from physical and chemical restraints. Unless a patient's care plan allows for restraints, then nursing home staff members are not allowed to use restraints on a patient. If you believe that your loved one is being improperly restrained by caregivers or care staff, then discuss the matter with our Washington elder abuse lawyers at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender.

Use of the following types of restraints is prohibited by law:

  • Belts
  • Straps
  • Tying patients to beds or side rails
  • Chemical use of drugs or sedatives

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Is Your Loved One Being Physically or Chemically Restrained?

It is crucial that you pay attention to signs of whether your loved one is being subjected to improper restraints. Once you become aware of the signs, talk to our team of Washington nursing home abuse attorneys. We can help you investigate the situation further and let you know how to take action.

Some signs that your loved one may be being improperly restrained:

  • Suspicious bruises around ankles and wrists
  • Agitation and squirming
  • Grogginess and sleepiness (from sedatives)
  • Straps tied to bed frames or rails

Discuss Your Case with Our Washington Elder Restraints Attorneys

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we have over four decades of experience serving victims of nursing home abuse and elder abuse in Washington. Your loved one has rights, and it is important that you help them assert them. Talk to us about your options and what you can do to remove your loved one from this situation.

Reach us at (888) 832-7465 to discuss the details of your loved one's abuse.

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