Elder abuse is one of the most common problems at nursing home facilities
throughout the United States. According to the National Center on Elder
Abuse and the Administration on Aging, elder abuse can take many forms.
Of course, most are aware that the elderly and nursing home residents
are occasionally the victims of actual physical abuse.
Physical abuse may include the acts of:
- Hitting & slapping
- Pushing / shoving
Pavich Law Group, P.C., each
Chicago personal injury lawyer on the team is familiar with these forms of abuse.
What is emotional / psychological abuse?
Another all too common form of elder abuse includes psychological abuse.
Psychological abuse occurs when someone intentionally inflicts emotional
pain and suffering upon the elderly victim. This type of elder abuse can
be as harmful as physical abuse, and the emotional scars are long-lasting.
This form of elder abuse may be inflicted through verbal or non-verbal acts:
- Explicit threats
- Forced social isolation
Psychological or emotional abuse is extremely harmful to the emotional
well-being of the victim. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered
emotional or psychological abuse, do not hesitate to get help and to talk to a
Chicago elder abuse lawyer about your case.
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It is critically important to identify the signs of possible elder abuse
in order to end the abuse and properly punish the abuser. In addition,
the victims of elder abuse and nursing home neglect are often legally
entitled to financial compensation for the injuries they have suffered.
The elder abuse attorneys at Pavich Law Group, P.C., have over 70 years
of combined experience fighting for the rights of those injured by the
intentional and negligent acts of others. If you believe that a loved
one has been the victim of elder abuse, please
contact the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Pavich Law Group, P.C., today for a