When we think of nursing home abuse, we often think of elderly residents being hurt physically when care is lacking in a nursing home facility. Issues that often come to mind are:
- Bed sores
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Soiled clothes or linens
- Untreated infections
These physical forms of abuse can be investigated by the skilled and knowledgeable nursing home attorneys at the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. But it’s important to know that verbal and mental abuse is also common in nursing home facilities. In such cases, the law still guarantees you or your loved one protections. Verbal or mental abuses include threatening a resident by:
Such examples include threatening to withhold food, intimidating the elder from socializing with visiting family members, or demeaning the elderly person for certain behavior. This type of emotional abuse can be silent as well, and this usually happens when a caregiver ignores the elder’s requests and needs.
While the physical signs of such abuse may not be immediately visible, the emotional and psychological impact of this abuse is damaging, and does ultimately have physical effects. Therefore, it is important to get help right away for your loved one. Know that Illinois law entitles you or your loved one to full and fair compensation if you or your family member has been affected by verbal or mental abuse.
At the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. our nursing home abuse attorneys in Chicago are dedicated, knowledgeable, and have over 50 years of combined experience. We hold those liable who have brought harm to you or your loved ones. Our verdicts & settlements have helped many families get answers and arrive at a place of security. Call our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at 1 (312) 384-1920 or 1 (800) 693-1LAW or reach us by email to get more info.