Because verbal and emotional abuse are seemingly invisible, they can go on for long periods of time before they are discovered. Do you know what to do when your elderly loved one suffers this type of hidden abuse in their nursing home? We do. We fight for financial compensation for the verbal and emotional abuse your elderly loved one should never have endured.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is ready to help when you are ready to hold the right people responsible for the needless verbal or emotional abuse your loved one endured. Call us to find out how a Tucson verbal or emotional abuse lawyer may be able to help you get the financial compensation your family deserves.
Nursing Home Abuse Is Never Acceptable
Whether blatant or hidden from plain view, the abuse of your loved one in a nursing home is never acceptable. Your loved one is entitled to ethical treatment and to a safe place to call home. When they do not receive the care and consideration you expected in their nursing home, you can take corrective action on their behalf.
A lawyer can help you define and prove the abuse they suffered and file a lawsuit for compensation against the at-fault party. Your lawyer can also help you find support for your injured family member. Contact a law firm near you to start your pursuit of financial compensation today.
Know What Counts as Verbal and Emotional Abuse
Unlike physical abuse, which is often readily apparent, unseen verbal and emotional abuse can be hidden from family members for long periods of time. The first signs of this type of devastating abuse might be your loved one’s gradual or sudden decline into depression. You might also notice they repeatedly ask to leave the nursing home, shy away from certain staff members, or refuse to answer questions in the presence of staff members.
Intentional embarrassment and mental or physical intimidation are two forms of verbal and emotional abuse your loved one might suffer. Other forms of verbal and emotional abuse can include:
- Threats of harm
- Hate speech
- Racial slurs
If you notice a change in personality, self-inflicted harm, or unexplained mood swings in your elderly loved one, ask them about their current living situation in a place where they feel safe to answer you openly. If you find out they are being abused, seek physical and emotional medical support, and contact a local law firm immediately.
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Supporting Your Loved One in the Aftermath of Abuse
Recovery from verbal and emotional abuse can take as long as the repeated infliction of the abuse. This type of psychological abuse instills fear and mistrust in your loved one that is not easily overcome.
After the abuse is discovered, your family member might no longer feel safe in their current nursing home. They might require relocation and extensive therapy and counseling before they even feel safe in a new nursing home. The expenses that come with treatment and recovery can include:
- Relocating your loved one to a setting where they feel safe
- Packing, moving, and unpacking their personal belongings
- Prescription medications and extensive emotional therapy
Our team can help you create a detailed list of all the expenses nursing home abuse creates. We can also assign a value to pain and suffering and mental anguish when negotiating a settlement for you if your loved one’s rights to ethical and compassionate treatment were violated.
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Nursing Home Residents Have Rights
No matter where they reside, your elderly loved one should not be subjected to abuse or mistreatment. Because senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to abuse and intimidation, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has created a set of rights and protections that must be adhered to for nursing home residents.
Among many other things, nursing home residents are entitled to live in their nursing facility without discrimination, abuse, or neglect. Nursing home residents are also entitled to:
- Proper medical care
- Courtesy and respect
- Have guests and visitors
- Interact with other residents
- Manage their own money
- Voice valid complaints
If your loved one was a victim of verbal or emotional abuse, their rights have been violated and you are entitled to seek financial compensation. A Tucson verbal or emotional abuse lawyer may be able to help you define the abuse your loved one suffered and file a successful lawsuit for compensation.
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How a Lawyer Can Help Build Your Claim
In their annual report for 2017, Arizona’s Adult Protective Services reported over 2,800 allegations of abuse and more than 3,100 allegations of neglect of vulnerable adult citizens. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we help build winning abuse cases against nursing homes by:
- Proving the abuse or neglect took place
- Accurately valuing your claim
- Negotiating a favorable settlement
- Fighting for you in court, if needed
We do not hesitate to fight for our clients and their families. When you are ready to take legal action for your loved one, contact our client support team.
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Your Family Is Entitled To Take Legal Action Toward Financial Recovery
You do not have to seek financial compensation for nursing home abuse without assistance. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will help you start the process of filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the nursing home and its insurance company. We will be by your side to file documents, collect evidence, and negotiate a settlement.
We work on a contingency basis, which means you will pay nothing out of your own pocket. We wait for payment until we have reached a settlement on your behalf. Call us to review your claim with a member of our team and see how a Tucson verbal or emotional abuse lawyer may be able to help you build a comprehensive and successful nursing home abuse claim.