Filing a Lawsuit for Emotional Abuse at a Nursing Home
When you entrust a nursing home facility with the responsibility of caring for your elderly parent, the last thing on your mind is that they might be abusing their power to victimize your loved one. Emotional or psychological abuse is meant to rob an individual of their power as a human, and it is typically done if the person believes they can get away with it, or if they think that there’s no-one watching. Senior citizens often get the wrong end of the stick when they become nursing home residents due to the understaffing of workers experienced in these facilities, which can turn a stressed individual into an abusive one. Emotional or psychological abuse is just as bad if not worse than physical abuse, and many individuals that experience it are left with lasting invisible scars for the rest of their lives. To this end, it is vital that you seek out legal help to recover justice and compensation for your loved one after they’ve been subjected to humiliating emotional abuse at a nursing home.
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Here are some of the most common symptoms of emotional abuse:
- Withdrawal from social contact
- Avoiding eye contact with other residents and workers
- Self harm
- Depression and anxiety
- Mood swings
- Sleep pattern changes
- Poor self image
- Poor hygiene
Emotional abuse can take on verbal and non-verbal forms. Here are examples:
- Blaming or scapegoating
- Humiliating the resident
Non-verbal abuse can take on the following forms:
- Ignoring the resident
- Terrorizing and taunting the nursing home resident
- Isolating them from their friends and family
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It is important to note that nursing home staff is bound by a legal tenet known as duty of care which makes them contractually obligated to provide nursing homes with protection, a certain level of care and safety. Should they breach this duty of care leading to the resident’s suffering injury, they can be held liable for said injury via a nursing home negligence lawsuit. Through this civil suit, you can recover money damages for things such as cost of psychological therapy, past and future medical care, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, legal fees and so much more. Ready to file a suit? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 309-6249 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.