Champaign Nursing Home Emotional Abuse Lawyers
For many families, entering their elderly loved into residence at a nursing home facility offers relief in knowing that they will receive the ongoing care and comfort needed. These facilities are trusted with the wellbeing of their residents, but this trust is sometimes misplaced as underpaid and overworked employees actually engage in abuse of their wards.
Nursing home residents have a right to live free of abuse and degradation, and a nursing home which deprives them of this right should be held accountable for its violation of this covenant. If you or someone you love has suffered emotional abuse from a nursing home employee, contact Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 for a free consultation with our experienced Champaign nursing home emotional abuse attorneys.
Examples of Emotional Abuse
Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable to abuse at the hands of their caregivers due to their complete dependency and comparative lack of engagement with people beyond the facility. A malicious or impatient nursing home employee may engage in a variety of emotionally abusive behaviors directed at their residents, including the following:
- Threats of violence
- Verbal insults and degradation
- Forced isolation
- Emotional manipulation
Any kind of mistreatment at the hands of professionals who are paid to provide care and comfort is absolutely unconscionable and should be met with legal action.
If you or your loved one has been subjected to abuse by their caretakers at a nursing home facility, you are likely entitled to compensation. Contact the skilled and knowledgeable Champaign nursing home emotional abuse lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 328-2828 to learn more about your legal options.