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Homestead Emotional Abuse

While some forms of abuse leaves scars and physical effects, emotional abuse can be extremely pernicious because it often leaves few clues. Unfortunately, emotional abuse can lead to withdrawn behavior, depression, and other serious mental health issues. It can make the victim feel worthless and upset and can lead to a lower quality of life.

If you suspect that a family member is the victim of emotional abuse in an assisted-living facility or in a caregiver situation, you may have a legal claim. Holding the perpetrator accountable ensures that the abuse stops and launching a legal action can also help you secure compensation to pay for a family member’s counseling, therapy, and medical treatment. To find out what options are available to you and your family, contact the compassionate and professional attorneys at Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation.

What Is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse can include:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Threats
  • Belittlement and mocking
  • Controlling behaviors
  • Harassment

Perpetrators can include staff members, family members, friends, caregivers, and even other residents at assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

How Can You Tell Whether Abuse is Taking Place?

Since emotional abuse leaves few physical signs, most patients and their families notice mental and emotional symptoms instead, including:

  • Withdrawal
  • Behavioral changes
  • Anger or depression
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Isolation or strained relationships
  • Mental health issues and symptoms
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of interest in everyday activities
  • Low self-esteem and lack of confidence

Emotional abuse, even though it does not necessarily lead to physical injuries, can still be devastating and is still an offense that should be dealt with promptly. If you suspect that a loved one is the victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, get information about the situation right away and alert the staff at the facility to ensure that they take action.

If you are having trouble getting the issue resolved, contact a personal injury attorney in order to get immediate advice and in order to pursue a legal claim in order to move your family member to a safer environment. Proving emotional abuse can be a challenge because these cases often turn into one person’s word again another’s. Experienced attorneys work with expert witnesses, medical experts, private investigators and other professionals to help protect your family. Seeking justice can protect victims and can help your loved one fight back against their abusers.

Would you like to speak with a personal injury attorney in Homestead about your situation? Contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review. Our compassionate and professional attorneys work hard to protect families across South Florida from offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami.

Flaxman Law Group attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal and trial experience that can be put to work for you. Our attorneys have already secured more than $100 million in court wins and out-of-court settlements on behalf of car accident victims and personal injury victims across South Florida. If you would like to find out what our attorneys can do for you, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case evaluation.