When you make the difficult decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, you should never have to worry about them being abused in any way. Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home employees use excessive force or restraints on residents. If this has happened to your loved one, the Fullerton elderly physical restraint injury attorneys at Siegel Law are ready to help. Contact us to let us investigate and secure the compensation your loved one deserves.
The Team At Siegel Law Is Ready To Help
If your loved one has been abused or physically restrained, you can count on the team at Siegel Law to take your case personally and handle it with compassion. Our Fullerton elder abuse lawyers are dedicated to one thing – helping victims of elder abuse.
Founder Travis Siegel worked as a defense attorney for nursing homes, doctors, and hospitals in medical malpractice and negligence cases, giving him insight into their tactics.
We focus exclusively on these types of cases, giving us a focused advantage to other firms in the area.
You will not pay any legal fees until we are successful with your case.
Why Is An Attorney Necessary For These Cases?
If your loved one has been physically restrained, an attorney is going to be necessary to prove exactly what happened and who is liable. A Fullerton elderly physical restraint injury attorney will work to uncover all evidence of abuse, including:
Your loved one’s medical records
Nursing home records and logs
Statements from nursing home staff
If necessary, your attorney will secure expert medical witnesses who can testify as to what your loved one has been through. A skilled Fullerton elderly physical restraint injury lawyer will negotiate a settlement for what has happened and prepare for trial if necessary.
Why Is Physical Restraint Used?
Most people do not think of restraints being necessary for the elderly. They are usually reserved for people under arrests or for those who want to harm themselves. Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home employees use them on residents unnecessarily. Nursing homes cannot use physical restraints just because they feel like it or they want a break.
In many cases, nursing home employees use the following excuses to justify physical restraint usage:
Prevent resident falls
Avoid interference with medical treatment
Manage staffing inadequacies (short staffing)
Contain and control patients whose memories are failing
The truth is that physical restraints are rarely justifiable, and they can cause serious harm to residents, including:
In Fullerton, there are various locations that should be protecting our elderly loved ones:
Gordon Lane Care Center
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC
Park Vista at Morningside
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center
Terrace View Care Center
The Pavilion at Sunny Hills
Windsor Gardens Care Center of Fullerton
If your loved one has been physically restrained while staying at a nursing home or assisted living facility, they have likely been the victim of abuse. At Siegel Law, we are going to investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation your loved one deserves. This includes:
Coverage for any medical expenses related to the restraint
Pain and suffering damages
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Relocation expenses to transfer to a new facility
Punitive damages against the facility and staff
When you need a Fullerton physical restraint injury lawyer, please reach out to Siegel Law at (562) 645-4145 to discuss your senior’s legal rights and potential compensation. You may also contact us online.