Verbal abuse of elderly residents can result in negative behavior changes, stress, and if left unchecked, can potentially lead to further mental and physical abuse.

Nursing home staff are required to treat all residents in their care with respect and dignity. Verbally insulting a resident or demeaning them in front of others is considered verbal abuse. If the verbal abuse is coming from another resident, nursing home staff are expected to prevent the situation from occurring again. The emotional stress caused by verbal abuse can lead to depression, loss of appetite, or even health problems as the stress weakens the resident’s immune system, making them more vulnerable to infection.

If you or a loved one has been harmed due verbal abuse, the nursing home or assisted living facility may be held accountable. Our attorneys have experience representing victims and families who have been harmed by nursing home and assisted living facility neglect and abuse. If you would like to discuss your case or want more information, please contact our offices for a confidential consultation.


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We serve families of loved ones in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, day centers, wheelchair van transports, malpractice, and home care. Our firm helps victims of neglect, abuse, and maltreatment in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, no matter which county, town, or city they live in. We also answer requests to consult with other lawyers and help represent families and victims in many other states.

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