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By Finkelstein & Partners, LLP

NY Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

01/08/2018 Physical abuse in nursing home facilities is defined as the use of force against a person that results in physical pain, injury or impairment. Besides physical assault such as pushing, shoving and hitting, it also includes the inappropriate use of restraints and drugs, as well as confinement.

The reasons for this type of abuse are varied and depend upon the condition of the resident, the circumstances of their placement and the nursing home facility itself. Perpetrators of this kind of violence may be staff that feel overworked, underpaid and stressed. Victims are usually vulnerable due to physical or mental conditions that preclude them from defending themselves or reporting the abuse to the authorities. Sexual abuse is also physical abuse and is defined as contact with resident without the resident’s consent. Emotional abuse is less obvious to the untrained eye and occurs when staff speaks to or treats the resident in ways that cause emotional pain and distress, such as:

Humiliation and ridiculing the resident
Terrorizing, threatening or menacing the resident
Blaming and scapegoating the resident
Ignoring and neglecting the resident
Intimidating the resident through physical force and yelling
Isolating the resident
Sudden changes in the resident’s will and power of attorney
Withdrawals from the resident’s accounts
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Finkelstein & Partners, LLP

Finkelstein & Partners, LLP

Personal injury lawyers at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP have more than 50 years of experience in handling personal injury cases. With a staff of more than 30 attorneys and 50 council attorneys, we remain as dedicated as ever to fighting for and winning the money you deserve. We provide free consu…

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