Mental and Emotional Abuse
We Help Clients Stand Up for Their Loved One’s Rights
We trust doctors, nurses and nursing home staff to act ethically and provide competent care for our loved ones. When a facility or individual staff member fails to meet the acceptable standard of care, however, nursing home residents can be the victims of terrible abuse.
Mental and Emotional Trauma in Nursing Homes is a True Problem
Victims of mental or emotional abuse may demonstrate symptoms such as being anxious, depressed, withdrawn, frightened or confused. These symptoms may be difficult to explain and appear to be unrelated to any current activity or company.
The most common forms of mental and emotional abuse include:
- Verbal abuse
- Name calling and insults
- Financial exploitation
- Undue influence
- Threats of violence
- Threats of withholding food, medication or privileges
- Threats of using restraints
Inadequate staffing is the main reason that nursing home residents suffer mental and emotional abuse. Most nursing homes rely on nurses’ aides for the majority of resident care. Too often, nurses’ aides are inexperienced, poorly trained and overworked. When a workforce like this is responsible for a vulnerable population, abuse is more likely to occur. While all nursing home residents may be at risk, patients with dementia orAlzheimer’s disease are at a greater risk because of their cognitive and mental impairments.
Making Justice Work for You
At RGLZ we hold negligent New York nursing homes and staff members responsible for mental and emotional abuse. We have the nursing home injury experience you need to protect the rights of your loved one. Our lawyers understand how to determine liability in nursing home abuse cases and have a personal desire to pursue the justice you and your loved ones deserve. To schedule a free consultation with our Suffolk County or New York City mental and emotional abuse claim attorneys, please call 866-639-5567 or contact us online. Let our decades of legal excellence work for you.