(251) 299-0101

Mobile Psychological Abuse Lawyer

Emotional & Verbal Abuse in Nursing Home Residences in Alabama

Psychological abuse is the most common and pervasive type of mistreatment in nursing homes throughout the country. Unlike physical abuse, emotional or mental abuse does not result in physical injury or evidence, which is why it is often difficult to track and report. The bottom line is that nursing home residents should receive proper care and be treated with the utmost respect, and failure to do so, may result in a valid legal claim.

Our Mobile nursing home abuse attorneys at Cunningham Bounds are committed to holding the nursing home responsible for its actions against your loved one. Since 1958, we have become one of the top personal injury firms in Alabama, recovering billions of dollars for our clients. We can investigate your claim, gather evidence, and develop an effective case strategy to obtain your loved one’s entitled compensation.

Types of Psychological Abuse

Psychological abuse is an intent to cause fear, anguish, humiliation, and distress through verbal or non-verbal conduct. When an elderly resident suffers emotional anguish, they may feel afraid, sad, agitated, and nervous.

Verbal abuse is the most common form of psychological abuse, which includes bullying, making rude remarks, yelling insults, criticizing the resident, or making threats. Nursing home staff members who are frustrated or impatient often resort to verbal abuse. Such abuse can result in significant emotional injury and stress, which can weaken a resident’s immune system and leave them vulnerable to illness.

Non-verbal abuse is more difficult to detect, but just as damaging as its verbal counterpart, making residents feel alone, afraid, and completely helpless. Common examples of non-verbal abuse include ignoring the resident, giving the resident the silent treatment, isolating the resident from others, restricting access to food and water, and treating the resident as if he/she were a minor child.

Request a Free Consultation Today

If you believe your loved one is suffering from psychological abuse in a nursing home, you must remove him/her immediately from the facility and report the incident to management. Then, you need to contact police to do an investigation and seek legal counsel from a lawyer. Our Mobile personal injury attorneys can help ensure your family member is properly cared for well into the future, and protect his/her rights throughout the legal process.

Call (251) 299-0101 to discuss your case with our experienced legal team today.

Videos

  • Why is Wandering Considered Nursing Home Abuse?
  • Is Nursing Home Neglegence Common?
  • What You Need To Know About Pharmacy Errors
  • Basic Overview On Nursing Home Abuse Claims
  • Why Medical Malpractice Claims Take A Long Time
  • Wrongful Death Caused By Medical Malpractice
  • Basic Information Regarding Medical Malpractice
  • Why Our Firm Is Equipped To Litigate Medical Malpractice Claims
See More Videos

News

See More Blogs

Testimonials

  • Cunningham Bounds, LLC Just the name of the firm ‘sends fear into the hearts of the defense.

    - Attorney, Mobile Bay Monthly

  • Cunningham Bounds, LLC It’s a small, elite shop of some of the best lawyers in the business.

    - Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to Americas Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

  • Cunningham Bounds, LLC The firm’s personal injury practice maintains a stellar reputation

    - Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to Americas Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

  • Cunningham Bounds, LLC They are either right at being the best plaintiff lawyers in the nation or certainly equal to it.

    - Defense Trial Lawyer Norman Waldrop, quoted in the Mobile Register newspaper

  • Cunningham Bounds, LLC A premier plaintiff firm in the state.

    - Chambers and Partners USA

  • Cunningham Bounds, LLC These guys are just that good.

    - Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to Americas Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

Prev Next

Contact Us Today

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.