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Nursing Home Neglect and Emotional Damage

Those who live in nursing home facilities are there because they require greater care and attention than they or their loves ones can provide. When they do not receive such care and attention, they could sustain serious harm or illnesses. Unfortunately, sometimes nursing home staff members are guilty of neglecting the needs of residents, resulting in many negative side effects for the victim. One such effect is the emotional damage that a resident can suffer.

Emotional Damage

Emotional damage can take a number of forms, each of which can be distressing and difficult to deal with, both for the victim and for his or her family. Some of the most common emotional damages that affect victims of nursing home neglect include:

  • Depression
  • Decreased will to live
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-enforced isolation
  • Mood swings
  • Psychological disorders

These effects can greatly change a person’s emotional health and might even be permanent, especially if neglect in nursing homes is allowed to persist. Sadly, in many cases, such abuse or neglect does occur without loved ones’ knowledge, leaving victims feeling alone or abandoned.

Contact Us

If your loved one has suffered emotional damage from nursing home neglect, our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, believe that the party responsible for the neglect should be held accountable for the many repercussions their actions have likely caused. Call (800) 242-2874 today to discuss your situation in more detail and find out how we can potentially help you pursue financial compensation in such a situation.