Racial and Emotional Abuse in an Oregon Nursing Home
There are many different types of abuse that could take place in a nursing home. This includes physical abuse such as biting, punching, kicking, hitting, or other direct contacts, or even sexual abuse such as inappropriate touching and rape. Other types of abuse include non-physical abuse such as financial exploitation. But one type of abuse that can be particularly damaging is emotional abuse in an Oregon nursing home. This is particularly true when that emotional abuse is over race or racial tensions. This can be particularly damaging and destructive to a resident in a nursing home, and may even constitute a hate crime.
Emotional abuse in an Oregon nursing home over race is a type of abuse that can cause significant harm to a victim and his or her family. Residents are trapped at nursing homes and can be subjected to this type of abuse without anywhere to run and hide. This is particularly true if the emotional abuse is caused by a staff member who has access to all parts of the facility, including locked rooms.
What is Emotional Abuse?
Emotional abuse in an Oregon nursing home can take many forms. This includes action or inactions of a healthcare provider or another resident. Some examples of emotional abuse in a nursing home include the following:
- Verbal yelling
- Racial remarks and insults
- Leaving residents in places for long times, like cold baths or in bed for long hours
- Playing loud music or leaving the TV on loud when a resident is trying to rest
- Leaving lights on or window blinds open
- Leaving windows open
- Turn the AC on or off to make a room uncomfortable cold or hot
- Insulting or calling a resident useless, damages, or other name-calling, and
- Other types of emotional abuse.
Racial Abuse in a Nursing Home
While most nursing homes are well-maintained and keep appropriate atmospheres regarding race, this is not always true. Some nursing homes and their administrators may allow individuals who are racist to cause emotional harm to a resident. This may include racially charged attacks, insults, and even abuse just because of a resident’s race. Racial abuse in a nursing home by a staff member could be serious and even result in the death of a resident if a resident takes his or her own life, or if the abuser elevates from emotional abuse to physical abuse.
In addition, racial emotional abuse in a nursing home could also be caused by other residents. If a nursing home or its staff allow racial abuse to continue, it can result in devastating instances of harm to an innocent resident.
Ask our Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for Help
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect contact the Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Nursing Home Abuse cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.