Physical and Emotional Nursing Home Abuse – Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse AttorneyOctober 21, 2020 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse | Share
The Fort Myers nursing home abuse attorneys at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. have assisted many nursing home residents who have been injured because of the negligence of another. These residents may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, pain, and suffering, disability or disfigurement, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, property (financial) loss, and/or punitive damages. It is important for everyone to first be able to identify abuse before being able to assist those being abused.
A Fort Myers nursing home abuse attorney says the National Council on Aging reported that 1 in 10 Americans who are age 60 or older have suffered from at least one of the 7 forms of elder abuse identified by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).
These 7 forms are:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional or psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
The Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) says:
NHAC says other warning signs of physical abuse include:
- A pattern of hospitalization for the same or similar injuries
- Delayed medical care for an injury
- Discomfort from the elder toward a certain individual or individuals
- Poor explanations for the elder’s injury
- Trips to different emergency rooms to avoid suspicion
- Withdrawal from activities or socialization that the elder used to enjoy
According to NHAC, some signs of emotional and psychological abuse in an elder include:
- Appearing depressed or withdrawn
- Appearing disturbed or scared
- Attempting to hurt others
- Avoiding eye contact
- Different eating or sleeping patterns
- Isolation from friends and family
- Low self-esteem
- Mood swings
“Should you or a loved one be injured by a caregiver, please contact our Fort Myers nursing home abuse attorneys. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall Spivey.
Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.