Physical & Emotional Abuse In Nursing Homes

Deliberate Harm

Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio

At Robert Peirce & Associates, we have seen many cases involving allegations of physical and emotional abuse, and have successfully represented numerous clients in West Virginia, Ohio and western Pennsylvania litigation. We were one of the first law firms in this area to make cases of nursing home neglect a separate and distinct practice and we remain staunchly committed to this work to this day.

Incidents of physical and emotional abuse in nursing homes are deliberate and intolerable. If you or someone you love has been subjected to this type of abuse or neglect, don't hesitate to call or contact us for a free consultation today.

How can you tell if a resident is being abused physically?

The fact of the matter is that it can be difficult to tell. Certainly bruises, injuries of unspecified cause, and confusing explanations can indicate that nursing home abuse or neglect has occurred. In most of these cases, the abuse is not overtly violent but more subtle in nature. It may include pushing a resident with feet or hands, grabbing an arm too forcefully, pinching or the flick of a finger at a resident's skin. If staff members are engaging in these types of activities, try to take note of how your loved one's behavior changes in their presence.

How can you tell if a resident is being abused emotionally?

Emotional abuse is also an affront to the dignity and humanity of nursing home residents. Unfortunately, it is an all-too-common problem as well. This type of abuse may be overt, such as is the case with yelling, making threats, insulting or otherwise trying to demean an individual. It can also be more subtle and involve isolating residents and depriving them of meaningful human contact with their peers. Signs of this type of nursing home abuse or neglect may include depressive or withdrawn behavior.

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