Verbal Abuse

  • Verbal Abuse in Nursing Homes in Ohio and Kentucky

Is Your Family Member Being Verbally Abused at the Nursing Home?

Experienced attorneys representing elderly victims in Kentucky and Ohio

One of the more common types of abuse at nursing homes is verbal abuse. Because it does not leave visible marks, however, it may be difficult to determine if your family member is being verbally abused. Crandall & Pera Law helps represent the rights of elderly nursing home residents throughout Kentucky and Ohio. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses is aware of the signs of abuse and neglect and can provide you and your family with options.

Types of verbal abuse

Verbal abuse goes beyond yelling at nursing home residents. Your family member may be verbally abused if a staff member or other resident:

  • Threatens him or her with physical harm or punishments
  • Makes sexual advances towards the resident
  • Uses excessive profanity or critical language
  • Calls a resident names
  • Uses intimidating language to foster a climate of fear
  • Degrades a resident verbally in front of other residents or staff members
  • Trivializes a resident’s concerns or needs
  • Makes unfounded accusations against the resident or blames a resident for a problem unrelated to that resident

Verbal abuse can be as psychologically damaging as physical abuse or neglect. If it is allowed to continue, your family member could suffer long-term psychological damage. Your family member may become depressed, stop speaking or start avoiding social situations. You may also notice an increased lethargy or skittishness when you visit.

Crandall & Pera Law investigates all claims of verbal abuse and harassment, including accusations of cyber-bullying by other residents and staff members. Our team has experience helping families in Ohio and Kentucky.   If you suspect your family member is being verbally abused, you should speak with an attorney quickly. Though there are exceptions, the statutes of limitations for nursing home abuse cases are generally as follows:

  • Kentucky and Ohio: one year from the date the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.

Let us help you if your family member was verbally abused in a nursing home

Crandall & Pera Law treats clients with respect and dignity. We have helped clients and their elderly family members in nursing homes throughout Kentucky and Ohio. If you believe your family member is being verbally abused, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out this convenient online contact form to reserve a consultation at our office or at your family member’s nursing home.

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Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
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Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Chesterland, Ohio 44026
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Toledo, Ohio 43612
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Lexington, KY 40504
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Louisville, KY 40220

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