Emotional Trauma in Nursing Homes

Champaign Attorneys for Victims of Emotional Trauma in Nursing Homes

Emotional trauma in a nursing home is a dangerous vicious cycle. Why? When an elderly is admitted into a nursing home, they may already suffer from depression and anxiety. Instead of receiving the care they need for their condition to improve, when a resident is exposed to harassment, mistreatment, and abuse in these facilities, their depression and anxiety will deepen and open the door to more severe physical and emotional ailments.

Depression and anxiety lead to physical ailments that can worsen a nursing home resident’s emotional and mental states. The risk of emotional trauma is high in individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. If you feel that your loved one is not receiving adequate care  in a nursing home, and that they are being subjected to emotional trauma, contact Patel Law, P.C. right way. Our experienced elder abuse attorneys will help you take legal action against the individual or institution responsible for abusing your loved one. 

Depression and Anxiety in Nursing Homes

If your loved one has endured emotional trauma at the hands of nursing home staff, or you suspect this to be the case, you can contact our lawyers for a no-obligation, free consultation. Our lawyers have helped many clients throughout Illinois. We want to make sure your loved ones receive the compassion, care, and compensation they deserve.

Depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems resulting from emotional trauma are common side effects of nursing home abuse in Illinois. Globally, over 264 million people suffer from depression. The cases of depression in nursing homes are more than 300% of the national average.

According to research by CDC, about 50% of all residents in nursing homes are depressed. This is a grave issue that should concern everyone. According to APA (The American Psychological Association), about 10% of elderly people suffer from anxiety. Their situation can get worse when they are confined in nursing homes far away from their families.

Compensation for Medical Treatment

If your loved one suffers from emotional trauma resulting from nursing home neglect or abuse, we at Patel Law, P.C. can help you seek justice and compensation that will cover his/her prescription costs, medical bills, and other medical expenses. We have decades of experience and have helped our clients recover millions of dollars from those who violate their rights in nursing homes.

We will also make sure they are compensated for the loss of enjoyment of their lives, emotional distress, pain, and suffering. Your loved one may also be entitled to damages after being subject to the following abuse: 

  • Sexual harassment
  • Medical errors
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Poor air quality
  • Lack of sunlight
  • Abandonment and isolation
  • Injuries suffered due to negligent or abusive care
  • Verbal abuse or belittling comments

All the above forms of harassment can lead to emotional trauma. None of our elderly loved ones should ever have to suffer due to the negligence or mistreatment of others.

You Need an Experienced Champaign Attorney for Elder Emotional Trauma

It is difficult to determine how much an emotional harm claim might be worth because emotional distress damages cannot be quantified or calculated. If you want to get compensated for emotional damage, you must demonstrate how the emotional distress is affecting you. Whether you want to prove the extent of emotional damage or seek an out-of-court settlement, the burden of proof will be on you, and you have to prove that your emotional trauma deserves compensation. Fighting for compensation alone is not enough, you must ensure you get the maximum possible compensation to cover the extent of the damage done to your elederly loved one and your entire family.

Before you agree to any settlement or sign any agreement, talk to an attorney from Patel Law, P.C. Nursing homes are often large corporations with teams of lawyers dedicated to protecting them from legal liability for their misdeeds. No matter the size of the elder care facility, they will want to pay out as little as possible. You need a skilled attorney on your side so that your rights to compensation will be protected.

Patel Law, P.C. Can Help

If you or your loved one suffers emotional trauma as a result of mistreatment in a nursing home, the lawyers of Patel Law, P.C. can help you get the compensation that is commensurate with the level of harm you have experienced. We will assess the condition of your loved one and consider how long he/she has been enduring mistreatment and factor that into our claim for compensation. At the end of the day, we will fight for your loved one to receive the maximum compensation allowable under the law.

Call or Contact Our Office Now

A lawyer can help a victim of emotional trauma determine whether or not he/she is eligible to be compensated under Illinois law. While the compensation will not reverse the emotional or mental damage, it can provide some form of financial/emotional relief. Call or contact us today so we can set up a consultation right away.