Elder abuse is not always physical. It is not always marked by bruises. It can take on the form of psychological abuse and cause just as much damage to a victim, but in a different way. Depression, withdrawal, and suicidal thoughts can be caused by elder psychological abuse, and parties who commit or allow such conduct should be held accountable for the harm caused.
Serving elderly patients and families across Long Beach and throughout California, we at Garcia & Artigliere are here to expose elder psychological abuse and seek justice for its victims. We have been fighting for the injured since 1993 and are known for our skill in elder abuse litigation, with over $1.3 billion in recoveries. Our nursing home abuse lawyers can help you take legal action if your loved one has experienced any type of psychological or emotional abuse at an assisted living facility, elder care center, or nursing home.
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Examples of Elder Psychological/Emotional Abuse
Psychological abuse involves the infliction of mental anguish upon another person. In a nursing home or elder care setting, it can take on different forms, such as:
- Verbal intimidation, abuse, and shouting
- Making threats of physical harm
- Not allowing a victim to make decisions for himself/herself
- Social or physical isolation
All human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, particularly the elderly. If you have witnessed signs of emotional abuse, do not allow it to go unreported or unpunished. Contact our Long Beach elder abuse attorneys and find out what can be done about it. Call (562) 608-1425 today!