Verbal Abuse Lawyer
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Elder abuse is one of the worst possible forms of mistreatment directed toward another individual, primarily because this demographic lacks the strength or capability to fight back against the perpetrator. Elder abuse is just as likely to occur in one’s own home as it is to arise in an outside institution, such as a nursing home. Typically, verbal abuse of senior citizens will arise if their caretakers feel as though the elderly individuals have become too much of a burden. For example, an overworked caretaker may unnecessarily berate an elder for needing a bath. While verbal abuse may not seem too harmful, it causes much emotional distress.
If someone you love has been verbally abused, then you have the right to fight for justice from the offender. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff verbal abuse lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C., are dedicated to helping people in situations like yours. Call our offices today to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.
What Constitutes Verbal Abuse?
Unfortunately, verbal abuse may have lasting psychological effects on the victim of this mistreatment. Even though the target of the abuse is not being physically touched or harmed in any manner, he or she may experience lifelong effects from this form of cruelty. Verbal abuse may involve any of the following:
- Yelling intimidating threats
- Making humiliating comments
- Using an elder as a scapegoat or as a target for blame
- Calling an elder names
Victims of verbal abuse oftentimes will feel upset and exhibit fearful behavior, withdrawal, infantile habits such as sucking and rocking, and apathy. No elder should have to ensure such maltreatment.
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