The Damage Humiliation Can Cause Nursing Home Residents

Families ought to be able to trust that when they put elderly or disabled loved ones into nursing home facilities, these individuals will be respected and have all of their needs fully addressed. Unfortunately, though, sometimes nursing home residents suffer terrible emotional or psychological abuse from their caretakers. One common form of this abuse is humiliation, in which residents are severely embarrassed in a public setting.

Sadly, psychological abuse including humiliation can have lasting effects, potentially leading to behavioral or emotional problems that can greatly affect a victim’s mental health and well-being. In these situations, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, can help victims and their families in Connecticut fight for the justice they are seeking.

Humiliation and Mental Health Problems

Humiliation tactics might include a number of abusive behaviors, such as yelling at a resident in public, making lewd or obscene jokes or gestures publicly, revealing personal information to the public, and more. This abusive behavior can lead to mental health problems including:

  • Diminished self-confidence
  • Self-enforced isolation
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Decreased social interaction
  • Hesitance to see loved ones
  • Suicidal thoughts / actions

No one should have to suffer through this abuse, and fortunately, a dedicated legal team can help you put a stop to this awful mistreatment.

Contact a Humiliation Attorney in Connecticut

If you or someone that you care about has been the victim of humiliation in a nursing home, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin might be able to help you fight for financial compensation. Contact our offices today at (860) 560-7226 to talk about the different options you have in this situation.