At the Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., we understand the sensitivity and urgency involving all nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Any case involving injuries due to restraint use is a grave matter. Call a restraints injury lawyer at The Law Offices of John M. McCabe today if you or a loved one has been wrongfully restrained and injured.
Some of the initial questions we ask include:
From there, we will start gathering evidence and starting your claim. Our restrain injury lawyer will work to get you the compensation you need to heal and get your life back.
How Much Does a Restraint Injury Lawyer Cost?
We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims such as restraint injuries. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
Restraints – whether physical or chemically induced – are not to be used for the convenience of nursing home staff or physicians. Furthermore, physical and chemical restraints are not to be administered for disciplinary reasons or “convenience”, either. The use of restraints is only permissible in cases of emergency and only after a written physician's order. These orders are in effect for no longer than 24 hours and require the approval of family members.
The number of restraint cases has decreased. However, it is still a common form of nursing home abuse and neglect. Some characteristics of residents that may be restrained are:
Nursing homes, like any other business, may suffer from staffing issues. Some understaffed nursing homes and adult care facilities have used restraints as a form of convenience for them. To evaluate nursing homes and adult care facilities, you can visit the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.
Using restraints can cause emotional, mental, and physical problems, including:
Nursing homes and adult care facilities use several different types of restraints. Some include:
If you or a loved one has experienced restraint injuries while at a nursing home or adult care facility, please get in touch with us today for help.