What is Emotional Abuse?
Emotional abuse of the elderly occurs when an in-house or nursing home caregiver inflicts psychological damage upon the patient through hurtful insults, harassment, intimidation, embarrassment, and humiliation or threats of physical harm up to and including death.
This kind of inappropriate, damaging treatment of an elderly loved one has a wide range of negative impacts to the patient such as a lowered self-worth, inability to protect oneself and a significantly decreased quality of life and livelihood.
If you suspect that your elderly loved one is the victim of emotional abuse, call McCune Wright Arevalo at (909) 345-8110 so that we can investigate your case and pursue justice!
Why Does Emotional Abuse Occur?
Emotional abusers of the elderly come in many forms. Nursing homes are often understaffed, leading to nurses and staff who must work much harder and faster to meet the meets of as many residents as possible. This often leads to increased levels of stress, which is when the chance of emotional abuse is at its highest.
While the cause may be easily understood, in no way are the actions of emotional abusers justified or condoned. If you or a loved one has been the victim of emotional abuse, speak with a McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP nursing home abuse lawyer in Ontario who can provide you the greatest opportunity for success in your claim.
Penalties for Emotional Abusers
Emotional abusers who are found guilty face significant jail time in addition to potential fines. Moreover, exposing emotional abuse in nursing homes may help to decrease the risk of that nursing home victimizing more elderly residents in the future.
Compensation for Emotional Abuse in Ontario
McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP will work hard so victims of emotional abuse in nursing homes or by in-house caregivers receive what they are entitled to in terms of financial compensation, or moral justice.
Contact McCuneWright Arevalo, LLP today if you or a loved one has been the victim of emotional abuse in a nursing home or from a caregiver so that you can receive the compensation you are entitled to.