Emotional Abuse

Washington Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

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Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Let Our Washington Elder Abuse Lawyers Fight for Your Rights

One of the most prevalent issues in nursing homes is emotional abuse of the elderly. While many nursing homes may present a façade of professionalism on the outside, numerous assisted living facilities are staffed with incompetent or abusive staff members, inflicting emotional and psychological distress on residents on a daily basis. This type of abuse can take many different forms and can be difficult to identify, making it imperative for families of elders in nursing homes to keep a close watch on their loved ones and look for signs of abuse. If you believe your loved one has been emotionally or psychologically abused by a caregiver, a Washington elder abuse attorney from Schroeter Goldmark & Bender can help you file a lawsuit against the responsible parties and protect your rights in court.

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Common Forms of Emotional Abuse

Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse does not have any obvious visible signs. Psychological torment is often displayed through behavioral changes such as low self-esteem, reluctance to speak openly out of fear, uncharacteristic shyness, depression, mood swings, or changes in sleeping and eating patterns. Emotional abuse can be both verbal and nonverbal.

Caregivers can emotionally abuse elders in the following ways:

  • Publicly humiliating an elder
  • Ignoring a resident’s needs
  • Isolating an elderly person from others
  • Using an elder as a scapegoat
  • Frequently demeaning an elderly person
  • Using intimidation or threats

If you believe your loved one has been the recipient of any of the above forms of mistreatment, you may be able to file a claim in pursuit of compensation for medical expenses, emotional distress, and punitive damages. Since elder abuse claims in Washington are subject to a three-year statute of limitations, it is important you contact our office as soon as possible to ensure you maintain your right to take legal action.

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At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, our Washington nursing home abuse lawyers are passionate about protecting the rights of the elderly and are prepared to go the distance to aid you in your pursuit of justice. Abusive and negligent nursing home staff must be held accountable for their wrongdoing, and we are equipped with the vast knowledge and dedication to ensure these acts do not go unpunished. With more than 45 years of successful legal experience, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.

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