“A population that does not take care of the elderly
and of children and the young has no future,
because it abuses both its memory and its promise.”
Pope Francis

The most abhorrent behaviors in our society are those that victimize and abuse those who are most vulnerable. Among the more vulnerable among us are those we have entrusted to the care of nursing homes. From food and clothing to medical and emotional care, the elderly are entrusted to the charge of nursing homes with all the rights they had before.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of emotional or psychological abuse at your nursing home, not only do you need to contact Adult Protection Services, but also it is important that you speak with an attorney.  Mental, emotional or psychological abuse may include a variety of illegal abusive behaviors such as:

  • Humiliation
  • Neglect
  • Ignoring
  • Ridicule
  • Threats
  • Accusations
  • Verbal Aggression
  • Dominant Behaviors
  • Intimidation
  • Vulgarity
  • Profanity
  • Yelling
  • Mocking
  • Manipulation
  • Isolation
  • Seclusion

Have you or someone you know been victim to this kind of abuse in a nursing home? Emotional, psychological, and mental abuse are more than adequate reasons for pursuing exemplary damages and compensation.

The Jaklitsch Law Group can help with your nursing home mental abuse case. Call us today at 301-627-8700 to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Maryland and Virginia, and we offer a free consultation to discuss your case and review your legal rights and options.

The Jaklitsch Law Group: The Nursing Home Injury Attorneys

Call for a Free Consultation: 301-627-8700 or 866-586-6079 

If you have a family member in a nursing home and you suspect he or she may be a victim of psychological, mental, or emotional abuse, here are some behaviors that help may confirm your suspicions:

  • Low self esteem
  • Changes in Sleeping/Eating Patterns
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Withdrawn
  • Sense of Hopelessness
  • Frequent, dramatic mood changes
  • Mumbling
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Hands or Fingers Constantly In Mouth
  • Biting (himself/herself or other people)
  • Harming Self 

Our Maryland personal injury attorneys will seek financial compensation for your family members who have been psychologically or emotionally abused under the care of their nursing home.  We believe appropriate compensation should not only include extensive coverage of medical expenses but also pain and suffering. Standing up for what’s right for your family members in nursing home accident claims encourages nursing home owners to treat all of their residents with the dignity, respect and care that they deserve.

Contact our Upper Marlboro Medical Malpractice Lawyer

From our offices in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis, we represent injured people throughout Prince George’s County, Ann Arundel County, southern Maryland, and the Baltimore metropolitan area. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to learn how we can help you. If you cannot come to us, we can arrange to meet you in Maryland or Virginia.