Nursing Home Emotional Abuse
We can’t always take care of those we love. Sometimes their age or condition makes professional care settings a necessity. Choosing to put an elderly or disabled family member in a nursing home is a hard decision to make, but once done you trust the nursing home you selected and those in charge to treat your loved one with respect, care, and compassion. When that doesn’t happen, and your loved one is injured or neglected those in charge need to be held accountable. The North Carolina and South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson may be able to help if your loved one has suffered abuse while in a nursing home. We are experienced in handling nursing home abuse cases including emotional or psychological abuse.
Working as a nurse for people who are wholly dependent on those who care for them can be a stressful job that many people – even those who have studied and practiced for years in the industry – may be incapable of handling. Resentment, frustration, and hatred can emerge. Sometimes these feelings manifest as the emotional or psychological abuse of your loved one. The National Center on Elder Abuse says emotional abuse may include yelling, verbal humiliation, isolation, ignoring your loved one or even terrorizing them. The abuse can cause your loved one to feel like a burden both to the family and to those who are paid to treat them with respect. This can lead to forms of anguish and depression for the person in nursing care and worsen the physical and emotional pain they may have as they try to live with a disability or as they face the end of their life.
The North Carolina and South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson have the legal knowledge and experience to help protect the rights of people who’ve suffered emotional and other forms of abuse in a nursing home. If your loved one has been emotionally abused in a nursing home, they may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries.
Private facilities are often managed by corporations with a vested interest in suppressing a case, both to keep from paying benefits and to reduce risk to their reputation and future profits. Getting the protections your loved one needs and the compensation to which they may be entitled to in cases of nursing home emotional abuse presents challenging obstacles. This is the reason you should seek the legal counsel of one of our injury attorneys who have dealt with nursing home abuse cases and have the experience needed to take on insurance companies and corporations. Whether the nursing home is public or private, they have attorneys to protect their interests. You need an experienced trial attorney to protect the interests of you and your loved one.Free Case Evaluation
If a loved one you committed to a residential care facility was emotionally abused by care workers, contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at (800) 533-6845 and ask for your free consultation with one of our injury attorneys, or fill out the online case evaluation form on our website.
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.