Champaign Physical or Chemical Restraints Attorney
The use of physical and chemical restraints in nursing homes is only permissible when they are being used to ensure the physical safety of a resident or surrounding residents. The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 ensured that all nursing home residents had the right to be free from any physical or chemical restraints used for discipline or convenience. Unfortunately, nursing home employees are all too often using physical or chemical restraints on patients when it is unnecessary, oftentimes due to an imbalanced patient to staff ratio. Restricting a resident’s freedom of movement for convenience is unacceptable and could result in serious injuries like broken bones, strangulation, suffocation, or even death.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we are dedicated to stopping nursing home residents from physical and chemical restraints in Champaign. Nursing home employees have a duty to provide quality care to their residents, and anything less than that is unacceptable and should result in serious legal consequences.
Types of Physical and Chemical Restraints
There are many items a nursing home staff member in Champaign may use to restrain a resident. Types of physical and chemical restraints used may include:
- Psychoactive drugs
- Restrictive chairs
- Wrist or ankle restraints
- Bed rails
- Bed sheets
- Hand mitts
The use of any of these items to restrain a Champaign nursing home resident for punishment or due to laziness is illegal, and we are prepared to help you take full legal action.
Contact a Champaign Nursing Home Abuse Attorney for Help
If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse in the form of unwarranted physical or chemical restraints, the Champaign legal team with Spiros Law, P.C., will help you seek the justice you feel your loved one deserves. By pursuing negligent and abusive nursing homes, we are not only raising awareness of these deplorable actions, but we can also seek the financial compensation your loved one requires to effectively improve their quality of life. Contact Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 to begin working with our highly qualified Champaign physical or chemical restraints attorneys.