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Attorneys In Jacksonville Achieve Legal Redress For Restraint Injuries

Holding Hospitals And Nursing Homes Accountable For Injuries Caused By Restraints

Restraints are used in both hospitals and nursing homes to protect patients who, for a variety of reasons, are at risk of injuring themselves. But the improper and dangerous use of restraints harm and even kill patients, many of whom are already frail and vulnerable because of advanced age. If an elderly or incapacitated loved one has been injured by restraints, we can hold the responsible party or parties accountable for negligence and recover damages.

At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our medical malpractice attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience representing patients injured by the improper use of restraints. Whether a loved one has fallen because a restraint was inadequate or has been injured because the restraint was applied too tightly, the institution and personnel responsible can be sued for negligence. As determined advocates for seniors, whom we recognize as a vulnerable population, we’re dedicated to fighting vigorously during settlement or at trial to get them the compensation they deserve when those charged with caring for them harm them.

How Restraints Cause Injuries

Restraints meant to ensure patient safety can injure patients both through their improper use and lack of use:

  • A restraint that’s the wrong size or type or one that’s fastened too tightly can lead to circulatory problems, bruising, or even strangulation in the most severe cases.
  • A patient whose mental faculties are compromised due to age, disease or from undergoing surgery can suffer falls or worse when they get out of bed or wander off.

Restraints can also be chemical—they can include over-medication, rendering the patient incapable of reacting as quickly as he or she might need to, or at all. Whether an elderly family member suffered a fall because medical staff failed to monitor his or her condition properly and neglected to use a restraint, or used excessive or improper restraint that led to injury and exacerbated an already compromised condition, our legal team can hold the nursing home or hospital liable for their negligence and recover full and fair compensation.

Contact Us For Help With Your Medical Malpractice Claim

At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys have the skills, access to medical experts and experience to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases, including those stemming from the improper use of restraints. Contact us online or call our office today at (904) 353-5800 for a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys. There are no fees unless we succeed.*

  • In some cases, clients will be asked to pay the costs associated with providing services. These costs, which will be fully explained, never include fees for a lawyer’s time.

Medical malpractice takes various forms. The following represent some of the more common types of medical malpractice:

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