Nursing Home Matters: Elopement And Failure To Restrain
If your loved one was able to take care of themselves properly, they would not have to live in a nursing home. It is the responsibility of nursing homes and similar facilities to monitor patients and provide them with the safest possible environment. The failure to restrain patients can lead to dangerous wandering and elopement, and potentially dangerous injuries.
You have every right to hold a nursing home responsible for its negligence. At the law offices of MetroLaw.Com, our lawyers have over 30 years of experience protecting the rights of personal injury victims and their families in Newark, New Jersey, and New York. We can help you take action if nursing home negligence and failure to restrain led to your loved one’s serious injuries.
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Nursing homes understand that it is their responsibility to restrain and monitor certain patients. There is a reason certain patients must be contained in certain areas. The failure to restrain these patients almost always puts them in dangerous situations where they could be seriously hurt.
Oftentimes, nursing homes do not have enough people to watch their patients. It is the responsibility of the nursing home to provide the appropriate level of staff needed to watch their residents.
Elopement could lead to a patient wandering off the premises and being injured outside. In other cases, a resident may be injured while walking around different areas of the nursing home. These situations can lead to dangerous slip-and-fall accidents, causing broken bones, hips and even catastrophic injuries.
Staff must keep residents restrained within their best capabilities. If your loved one has been injured after wandering off under inadequate supervision, you can take action against the nursing home for their injuries.
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When a loved one has been injured after the failure to restrain at a nursing home, you have every right to ask questions and get answers. Offering free initial consultations, we are open during weekly business hours, as well as weekend and evening appointments. We provide in-house Spanish and Portuguese translation services. Contact us online, or call 800-469-6476 today.