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Tucson Nursing Home Psychological Abuse Lawyer

Psychological or emotional abuse of the elderly is the willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish to a loved one that is a resident in a nursing home. Due to verbal or nonverbal conduct, our loved ones may experience pain, distress, and mental anguish. Whether it’s threats, teasing, bullying, or some other abusive conduct directed at your loved one, the nursing home should pay for the psychological pain that is inflicted.

While the signs of physical abuse of the elderly in nursing homes might be the easiest type of abuse to detect, psychological abuse can be much more severe and difficult to spot. With physical abuse, obvious warning signs include cuts, bumps, bruises, and physical pain. With psychological abuse, however, the symptoms are not clear and can be difficult to spot unless you are looking for them closely.

If you believe your loved one was psychologically abused while a resident in a nursing home, please contact the Tucson nursing home psychological abuse attorneys at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today so that we can help your family get the compensation that you deserve. Our attorneys are here to assist you through this difficult time and we are here to help you put a stop to the mistreatment your elderly loved one has been suffering. Contact an experienced member of our team by calling us at (520) 529-1515, chatting with us live on our website, or by filling out a contact form today.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

When we admit a family member into a nursing home, we trust the home with their health and emotional well-being. Our trust has been violated when we find out that our loved ones have been the victims of psychological abuse. The effects of psychological abuse can be serious enough; this seriousness is heightened when the damage is caused by someone that we and our loved ones had expected to trust.

Because nursing home psychological abuse cases can be so emotionally charged, you need a skilled and experienced attorney on your side to make sure you are getting fair compensation. The nursing homes and their experienced defense staff will try to take advantage of your emotions and force you into an early and unfair settlement. Do not be a victim of these tactics. Please call the seasoned attorneys of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today at (520) 529-1515, and we will fight for you and your loved one to make sure you get fair compensation for the psychological abuse suffered by your loved one.

Why Choose Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C.?

At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we pride ourselves on helping individuals with their injuries for years. Our legal strategy is to always put our clients’ interests first. These two unique aspects of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. make us particularly effective when it comes to nursing home psychological abuse cases. Psychological abuse can have serious effects on the emotional well-being of the families involved, and as a family business, we will help you get through this tough time.

We measure our success by the success of our clients: when our clients succeed, we succeed. If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of psychological abuse while in a nursing home, and if you would like your case to turn out successfully, we are the team for you. We will make sure you and your loved one get the fair amount of compensation deserved for your loved one’s mental pain, suffering, and anguish. Do not hesitate to contact our experienced Tucson nursing home psychological abuse attorneys today at (520) 529-1515 so we can get fair money for the mental suffering endured by your loved one.

Dangers of Nursing Home Psychological Abuse

At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have seen the following types of despicable conduct lead to the psychological abuse of loved ones in a nursing home:

  • Humiliation via insulting, name-calling, frightening, or treating the elderly resident like a child
  • Intimidation used to threaten the elderly resident
  • Isolation of the elderly resident from family, friends, or regular activities

Regardless of the type of psychological abuse, your loved one should not be left to suffer. We have entrusted these nursing home facilities with the care and custody of the people most important to us. Our trust is betrayed when nursing homes and their staff engage in any sort of psychological abuse.

While the conduct itself surrounding psychological abuse is morally reprehensible, the symptoms and feelings your loved one may be forced endure because of the conduct can be particularly disturbing. If your loved one is experiencing any of the common signs of psychological abuse, you need to contact an attorney as quickly as possible to make sure your loved one gets the help and attention they need. At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have seen the following symptoms occur because of psychological abuse to the elderly in nursing homes:

  • The victim is having trouble sleeping or having nightmares
  • The victim not wanting to speak when the abuser or staff member is present
  • The victim is non-responsive and is not communicating normally
  • The victim is constantly fearful or agitated

These signs and symptoms may point to the psychological abuse of your loved one. Your loved one should not be forced to deal with this mental anguish. If you believe your loved one is or was a victim of psychological abuse because of the nursing home and its staff, please call the Tucson nursing home psychological abuse lawyers of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today at (520) 529-1515.

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Whether it is humiliation, threatening, intimidation, or some other form of psychological or emotional abuse, the nursing home should be held accountable for the pain inflicted on your loved one. You have been giving the nursing home money to take care of your loved one. The nursing home should not be allowed to betray your trust by having staff members that psychological torment your loved one.

If you suspect that someone you love has been the victim of psychological abuse in a nursing home, you need the experienced and skilled Tucson elder abuse attorneys of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. on your side. Contact the lawyers at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today at (520) 529-1515 so that we can work together to end this pattern of abusive behavior and get the justice that your loved one is owed.