When a long-term care facility isolates a resident from others, it may be social neglect. This could support a claim or lawsuit based on emotional abuse. If you have a loved one who lives in a nursing home and is isolated from other residents, they may be experiencing social neglect.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we offer free case reviews. We can explain your loved one’s rights based on the facts of their case. If we believe your loved one is the victim of emotional abuse in their care facility, we can help you take legal action on their behalf or guide them through the process.
Call (800) 842-6336 to learn more or to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Understanding Social Neglect and Emotional Abuse
Social neglect in nursing homes occurs most often in residents with complex medical needs or those who require a high level of assistance and monitoring.
Research suggests a positive correlation between social interaction and health for aging adults. One major advantage of living in a nursing home is that residents have peers to share activities, eat meals, and enjoy their company. Social neglect takes this away. The resident suffering from social neglect may miss:
- Common meals in the cafeteria.
- Activities and games for residents.
- Special events.
- Classes, such as exercise classes or the chance to learn a new skill.
- Other time to socialize with their peers.
Because social neglect in nursing homes can interfere with a resident’s quality of life, it can rise to the level of emotional abuse if not addressed quickly.
If you believe your loved one experienced social neglect or emotional abuse in their long-term care facility, let a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm review the facts of the case. Call (800) 201-3999 today to get started.
Pursuing a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claim
While emotional abuse may not leave the same physical scars as other types of nursing home abuse, it can still be detrimental to the health and well-being of the victim. Isolating someone socially can lead to depression, sadness, and other mental health concerns, especially in those with physical and mobility impairments or who are experiencing cognitive decline.
There is also some evidence to support a link between social isolation and worse health outcomes in seniors.
Hold the Nursing Home Responsible for Your Loved One’s Pain
We do not believe any nursing home resident should have to face this type of emotional suffering. We want to ensure your loved one gets the support and care they need and does not suffer any additional negative effects. At the same time, we think the nursing home administration should be responsible for covering any expenses related to this type of abuse and neglect.
Let an attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm go to work on your loved one’s case today. We may be able to help you build a compelling case and pursue compensation. Call (800) 201-3999 today to learn more.
Compensation Recoverable in a Nursing Home Neglect Case
When we pursue compensation in a nursing home abuse and neglect case, we consider all the expenses and losses your loved one likely experienced because of their social neglect and emotional abuse. We will work with you to pursue a fair settlement or award based on the facts of their case.
Some common losses may include:
Medical Care Expenses
While social neglect generally does not directly cause any physical health concerns or require hospitalization, the impact on mental health and quality of life may be significant. Your loved one may require psychological support and therapy. In addition, social neglect may occur together with other types of abuse or neglect that do require care for physical medical concerns.
Any money spent addressing the emotional abuse your loved one endured is recoverable. This could include almost any related expenses, such as paying to park at their appointment with a therapist or the costs associated with moving to a new facility.
Pain and Suffering
Mental anguish and other noneconomic damages are available to residents who suffered emotional abuse caused by social neglect. Depending on the evidence we uncover and the case we can build, a pain and suffering award can be substantial.
Act Today to Hold the Nursing Home Administrators Responsible
It is important to reach out to our team as soon as possible after you discover potential abuse in your loved one’s nursing home. Each state has its own deadlines for filing nursing home abuse accusations, and you could lose the right to pursue compensation if you miss this deadline.
Let us review the facts of your loved one’s social neglect and emotional abuse today. If we believe you have a valid nursing home abuse case, we will take the case on a contingency fee basis. We collect no attorney’s fees unless we recover a payout in your case.
Talk to a Nursing Home Neglect Attorney About Your Case
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our nursing home abuse lawyers understand how complex this type of case can be. We do not back down from even the most difficult cases. We want to discuss your loved one’s case with you today. Let us explain their options for holding the nursing home administration and owners liable for the emotional abuse they endured.
Call (800) 842-6336 now for your complimentary evaluation and consultation with a member of our legal team.