Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorney

Seeking Justice for Verbal, Emotional & Psychological Elder Abuse

Verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse can range from name-calling and giving the elderly individual the silent treatment to engaging in intimidating or threatening conduct. Typical examples of verbal and emotional abuse include name-calling, using insulting or profane language, and yelling. Psychological abuse includes the manipulation of the elder by a caregiver through the use of coercive and threatening behavior and techniques.

McMahan Law, PC offers skilled representation in cases of verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse. Call (310) 734-4485 today to book a free consultation with our elder abuse attorneys in Los Angeles.

Verbal and Emotional Abuse

Verbal and emotional abuse can range from name-calling to saying aggressive, intimidating, or threatening things to the elder, among other things.

The following are examples of how caregivers and others can abuse the elderly:

  • Name-calling
  • Using insulting and/or profane language
  • Yelling
  • Ignoring or not talking to the elder

Psychological Abuse

Psychological abuse includes the manipulation of the elder by a caregiver through the use of coercive, threatening behavior and techniques.

Some examples of this include:

  • Persistent use of threats
  • Humiliation
  • Bullying
  • Treating the elder as a child
  • Blaming the elder
  • Intimidating
  • Threatening violence or abandonment
  • Isolating the individual

Effects of Verbal, Emotional, and Psychological Elder Abuse

There are a variety of effects that result from an elder being abused verbally, emotionally, or psychologically.

Effects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Being upset
  • Being uncommunicative and withdrawn
  • Loss of sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual behavior usually attributed to dementia (sucking, biting, rocking)

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