Most people do not expect to be in the awful situation of needing a nursing home abuse lawyer Virginia residents can count on, but this need is unfortunately on the rise. For most people, the decision to move a loved one out of their home and into a nursing home is difficult and emotionally trying but necessary for many reasons. When a family suspects their loved one is being abused it can be a devastating thing to be confronted with and causes many people to feel intense anger, guilt, frustration, confusion and hopelessness.
At Cohen & Cohen, P.C., we do not think that people who are dealing with the abuse of a loved one in a nursing home, should have to deal with this alone. We know the importance of acting quickly and efficiently to try to ensure the safety of your loved one, and to protect his or her and your family’s rights. A member of our dedicated personal injury legal team is available to discuss your situation and to give you a free case evaluation. Someone is available to take your call any time of the day or night, any day of the year. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we may be able to start to protect your loved one and to seek compensation for their injuries.
If you are concerned about a loved one being abused in a nursing home, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a highly rated nursing home abuse lawyer Virginia nursing home abuse victims and their families have been able to rely on in the past.
Nursing home patients are typically elderly or disabled individuals who cannot independently perform the basic, daily tasks that are essential to their well-being. These include things such as preparing food and eating it, taking medications, bathing, and maintaining a healthy and safe living environment, as just a few examples. Any sort of abuse is devastating to its victims and those who love them but it can be especially horrific when a family realizes that the place they have put their loved one to have their basic needs to be taken care may not only not be getting this but may also be being abused. To know that someone who cannot fight back, comprehend and/or speak up about their abuse is being harmed, is horrible beyond words.
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Physical If someone is deliberately hurting someone through physical aggression, this is
considered to be abusive behavior.
Mental or Verbal Mental abuse which is also known as verbal abuse, is when someone is
deliberately, berated, insulted, demeaned, and/or ordered around.
Emotional and Social Depriving someone of social stimulation and emotional interactions with
others, and subjecting someone to extended periods of isolation and seclusion, may cause depression, anxiety, or a shortened life span- and is considered to be abuse.
Financial This is when an elderly person’s finances are taken advantage of.
Sexual Any sort of forced physical act or gestures that are sexual in nature from a nursing home staff to a patient are considered to be abuse.
Neglect When a patient is not regularly fed, taken out of bed, bathed, given their medications, given interaction with others, name just a few forms of neglect that are considered to be abuse.
If you suspect that someone you love is suffering from nursing home abuse, contact the reliable nursing home abuse law firm Virginia is fortunate to have in its midst, Cohen & Cohen, P.C.