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Why Humiliation is a Type of Abuse in New York Nursing Homes

Families should be able to trust the nursing home facilities where their elderly loved ones live. However, many long-term care facilities are plagued with understaffing and other problems that put residents at risk for experiencing abuse or neglect. One of the most common kinds of nursing home abuse is humiliation, in which a resident experiences extreme embarrassment in a public setting. Unfortunately, this kind of psychological abuse can have lasting effects on elderly individuals, such as behavioral or emotional problems. If you suspect your loved one has experienced abuse at their nursing home, you should consult a skilled nursing home abuse lawyer. Here is some important information to know about humiliation abuse in nursing homes. 

Humiliation in New York Nursing Homes

When it comes to nursing home abuse, humiliation tactics include a variety of behaviors, such as revealing sensitive, personal information in a public setting, yelling at a resident in public, or making inappropriate or mean jokes publicly. Any of these humiliation tactics can cause lasting mental health problems including: 

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • Isolation and decreased social interaction
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety 
  • Mood swings
  • Lowered self-confidence 

No person should have to experience the side effects of humiliation. If your elderly loved one is experiencing any negative consequences from humiliation at their nursing home, you should consider pursuing legal action. 

Pursuing Legal Action Against a Nursing Home in New York

Legal action is one of the best ways to pursue justice in cases of nursing home abuse—both for your loved one and any other nursing home residents who may have experienced similar abuse. If you think your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you can pursue legal action for their damages and losses. Depending on the factors surrounding your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages incurred by your loved one. 

Working with a nursing home abuse lawyer is the best way to ensure your loved one’s rights are protected. A skilled attorney can look at the specifics of your case, collect evidence and eyewitness testimonies, and help identify the liable party in your case. When it comes to determining liability in a nursing home abuse case, there are several parties that could be liable including:

  • Any caretaker or individual who engaged in humiliation or other nursing home abuse behaviors
  • Supervisors who knew of the abuse but failed to take action
  • The company that owns the nursing home

These are a few of the parties that may be considered at fault in your nursing home abuse. However, determining liability in a nursing home lawsuit can be challenging, which is why it’s best to have a skilled attorney on your side. 

Call an Expert Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in New York City

If you believe that your loved one is suffering from humiliation abuse at their nursing home, contact the trusted attorneys at Dalli & Marino. We’re a group of skilled attorneys dedicated to fighting for the rights of nursing home residents. We comprehensively understand New York’s specific regulations and government healthcare, allowing us to provide the best legal counsel to our clients. We intimately understand the horrible effects associated with nursing home abuse and are dedicated to fighting for your loved one’s rights. 

At Dalli & Marino, we are committed to ensuring our clients receive fair compensation for the experience they endured. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients since 1996. We approach each case on an individual basis and serve to help you or your loved one recover the money you need to compensate for your injury or illness. Give us a call at (888) 465-8790 or complete our contact form today.


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