Verbal and emotional abuse are damaging because they take a psychological toll on the victim. Your loved one might be going through a lengthy struggle against the hidden trauma of emotional abuse, especially if their abuse involves being fearful of reporting their abuser.
If you discovered that your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, a Jacksonville verbal or emotional abuse lawyer may help you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the nursing home. Contact the client intake team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 immediately.
You Might Be Entitled to Financial Compensation From the Nursing Home
When your loved one became a resident of a Jacksonville nursing home, they were entitled to certain rights. The 2019 Florida Statutes § 429.28 entitles your loved one to “live in a safe and decent living environment, free from abuse and neglect.”
You may be able to fight for financial recovery for the cost of treating your loved one’s emotional trauma and relocating them to a safe environment. You and your family should not be forced to bear these expenses. Instead, the at-fault nursing home should be held liable to cover the cost of these treatments as well as other financial expenses and losses related to your loved one’s recovery.
If your loved one became the victim of nursing home abuse at a Jacksonville residence, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact the nursing home abuse team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 as soon as you discover the abuse.
Verbal Abuse Can Take an Emotional Toll on Your Loved One
Because physical abuse is so readily visible, your loved one can often receive immediate treatment for it. Verbal and emotional abuse, however, can remain hidden for extended periods of time before you uncover it and seek professional treatment.
The National Center on Elder Abuse reports on the long-term damage of psychological abuse, noting that victims may decline in mental health, be prone to social isolation, or experience psychological distress, among other symptoms. The mental and emotional distress, anxiety and depression, and ongoing fear that follow verbal or emotional abuse can also take a financial toll on elderly nursing home residents and their families.
A Jacksonville verbal or emotional abuse lawyer may be able to help you recover the costs of mental health treatments and other forms of therapy that can help your loved one recover from psychological abuse.
Seek Full Financial Recovery for Your Elderly Loved One
If your loved one was the victim of hidden abuse in their nursing home, the scars from the mental and emotional trauma may require significant recovery time. This type of abuse can carry a hefty price tag for the care your loved one might require to overcome the trauma of psychological abuse.
Call 1-800-747-3733 to find out how a Jacksonville verbal or emotional abuse lawyer may help you receive the financial compensation you are entitled to collect. Contact a member of the client intake team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a free case evaluation.
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