Southern California Elder Emotional Abuse Attorney
The emotional or psychological abuse of an elderly family member can be just as painful and damaging as physical abuse. What makes this type of abuse especially troubling - and particularly difficult to detect - is that it leaves no bruises, wounds or other outward signs of distress.
As a California elder abuse attorney, I, Kevin P. Kane, am alert to the signs of elder emotional abuse, and I understand the psychological toll that this type of behavior can take. For the past 14 years, my firm has been entirely dedicated to helping individuals and families who have been affected by elder abuse, including emotional and psychological abuse.
If someone you love has been subjected to emotional abuse in a nursing home or other care facility, contact me today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Emotional Abuse Can Be Just As Harmful as Any Other Type of Elder Abuse
Over the years I have recovered substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients throughout Southern California in cases involving elder abuse.
Many times lawyers for nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities will argue that since your loved one did not suffer any physical harm, or was unaware of the unkind treatment they were receiving, there are no damages. This argument is simply false.
Though it cannot be measured, emotional distress is indeed damaging, not only to the person being mistreated, but to the family members who must live with the knowledge that their loved ones have suffered indignity and disrespect at the hands of their caregivers.
Accountability Today Protects Nursing Home Residents in the Future
Just as with physical abuse and neglect, there is no excuse for the psychological abuse and mental abuse of our elders. Our elders deserve better, and those responsible for such behavior should be held accountable. The accountability demanded through elder abuse litigation can help to prevent other nursing home residents from suffering similar indignities.
Contact me today if you suspect a family member or loved one has been the victim of emotional or psychological abuse. I offer a free initial consultation. The vast majority of the cases I accept are done on a contingency basis - you pay nothing unless we recover a favorable verdict or settlement for you.
Los Angeles, California, elder abuse and neglect attorney Kevin P. Kane is dedicated to helping seniors and their families throughout Southern California, the San Fernando Valley, South Bay, and the Inland Empire, including Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Santa Barbara County, and the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Century City, Westwood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Palm Springs, and San Diego.