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What are the physical and psychological consequences of nursing home elder abuse?

Elder abuse

The physical consequences of elder abuse may include injuries, welts and wounds. A victim may experience disturbed sleep, dehydration and malnutrition, persistent physical pain, and increased susceptibility to new illnesses. Seniors who are abused have a 300% higher risk of death when compared to those who have not been mistreated.

The psychological consequences may include high levels of stress and depression. Other potential psychological consequences may include an increased risk of developing fear and anxiety reactions, learned helplessness, post-traumatic stress disorder among others.

What legal options do I have if I have been hit by a drunk driver?

drunk driver

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you may pursue compensation for your injuries and damages. Drunk driving cases always result in criminal trials. Although a criminal trial is an important aspect of obtaining justice in your case, it will not result in any monetary compensation. In order to get compensated, you must file a civil claim in addition to the criminal charges against the drunk driver. It is only through a civil case that you will be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.

Who is responsible for drunk driving accidents?

drunk driving accident

A number of parties may be held responsible for drunk driving accidents, including:


Drivers are responsible for their own behaviour. They can be held responsible if they cause accidents after consuming alcohol.

Bar / restaurant owners / staff:

They can be held responsible for drunk driving accidents. It is their responsibility to stop serving patrons that appear to be intoxicated.

Drunk drivers’ employers:

If accidents were caused by drivers driving a company car while intoxicated, their employers may be held responsible for the accident.