Psychological and Verbal Nursing Home Abuse
Alabama verbal nursing home abuse lawyer who holds nursing homes accountable
One of the most common types of nursing home abuse cases can also be one of the hardest to prosecute. Psychological and verbal abuse of nursing home patients can have very serious consequences. When nursing home staff members abuse residents, they need to be held accountable. But proving such cases can be very difficult.
At Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C., our experienced Alabama nursing home abuse lawyer knows how to successfully handle such sensitive cases. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask, and we regularly consult with knowledgeable experts in such complex cases.
What are the warning signs of psychological or verbal nursing home abuse?
Knowing what to look for if you suspect your loved one's a victim of psychological or verbal abuse can be overwhelming. Sometimes, what might seem like something minor could actually be a symptom of serious psychological or verbal abuse.
Some of the common warning signs of verbal or psychological abuse include:
- Sudden change in mood
- Loss of appetite
- Withdrawing from social interaction
- Unexplained crying
- Unusual silence or inability to speak candidly
If you suspect something, make sure you take action immediately. Your loved one's health and well-being could be at risk. Contact Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. today. We can help.
Examples of psychological abuse include, but are not limited to:
- Talking down to the resident
- Isolating resident from family and friends
Examples of verbal abuse in nursing homes include, but are not limited to:
- Yelling or screaming
- Frequently criticizing
If you suspect a loved one is the victim of psychological or verbal abuse in a nursing home, discuss your concerns with the nursing home administrator. You can also report the abuse to the Alabama Department of Public Health (call the ElderCare Hotline at 1-800-356-9596). Then talk to an experienced Alabama nursing home abuse lawyer.
Take your case seriously. Contact Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. We can help
Don't wait to take legal action. A delay could affect your ability to be compensated. Many cases have a "statute of limitations," a time limit on how long injury victims or their loved ones can take legal action. Once the statute of limitations expires, you may not have any legal options.
Take your case seriously right from the start. Contact the Birmingham, Alabama nursing home abuse attorney at Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. today. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation.
Our attorney works on a contingency fee basis when handling nursing home abuse claims. That means you pay no attorney's fees unless you win.