Elder and Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Los Angeles
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a far more common occurrence than we would like to assume. Not all of this abuse is physical in nature; verbal abuse may have extremely damaging effects on an elderly patient in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Verbal abuse refers to abusive conduct with words rather than by striking or physically harming the victim. Some examples of verbal abuse may include threatening, belittling, making fun, correcting, putting down, criticizing, snubbing, sneering at, or diminishing the worth of the victim. Although one instance of verbal abuse may seem relatively harmless, this type of elder abuse is often continual and over a period of time may lead to severe emotional trauma for the victim.
After time, a victim of verbal abuse may begin to believe what the abuser is saying. Control is the issue in these situations, whether perpetrated by a person who is psychologically disturbed or who wants to harm others. A nursing home caregiver may target one person or may treat all elderly patients the same way, actively striving to belittle, embarrass or threaten them instead of treating with compassion and respect like they deserve.
Los Angeles Verbal Elder Abuse Lawyer
If you believe that an elderly loved one has been the victim of verbal abuse, do not wait to contact a Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group. Your initial consultation is free, and we will take the time to talk to you about what is occurring and what we can do to assist you. We can help you take action immediately to help put a stop to this abusive situation.If you suspect verbal abuse, contact an elder abuse attorney at our offices today.