Shuttlesworth Law Firm, LLC - April 2020

THE MOST COMMON FORM OF NURSING HOME ABUSE

THE TOP 3 NHL PLAYERS OF ALL TIME

When it comes to the various types of nursing home abuse, the signs left behind by physical abuse, financial abuse, and a few others are sadly obvious. Unfortunately, the signs of one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse, psychological or verbal abuse, are harder to spot. If you want to make sure your elderly loved ones are safe from psychological and verbal abuse, it helps to know what to look for when you visit them. Warning signs of psychological abuse range all over the board, and it can be overwhelming to determine if your loved one’s mannerisms actually indicate abuse. That said, some common signs of psychological or verbal abuse include sudden changes in mood, depression, withdrawal from social interaction, excessive fear or nervousness, and unusual silence or an inability to speak candidly. If your loved one is experiencing psychological or verbal abuse at their nursing home, you probably won’t see it when you visit them. If you start to see signs of verbal abuse, ask your loved one if they’ve been yelled at, bullied, ridiculed, ignored, or intentionally isolated. They might have a hard time talking about any abuse they’re experiencing, for fear of retaliation from their abusers. However, if they answer affirmatively to any of your questions, you can seek help on their behalf with more than just a suspicion to build your case on. WHAT TO DO ABOUT VERBAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

On April 4, NHL teams will play the last games of the 2019–20 season, and playoffs will begin shortly after. While current NHL stars like Connor McDavid and Nikita Kucherov are sure to light up the ice, this is the perfect time of year to reflect on some of the greatest NHL players of all time. Though NHL history is full of outstanding players, three individuals always enter the discussion: Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, and of course, the one and only Wayne Gretzky. Here are some interesting facts about these legendary players! GORDIE HOWE Gordie Howe, also known as “Mr. Hockey,” played professional hockey for 32 seasons between the NHL and the World Hockey Association, and he achieved some impressive numbers during his career. Howe was known for being tough, and the term “Gordie Howe hat trick ‘’ was coined in his honor and is used when a player scores a goal, makes an assist, and gets into a fight all in one game. Aside from Wayne Gretzky, Howe is the only player in NHL history to record 800-plus goals. BOBBY ORR Bobby Orr holds the record for the most points and assists by a defender in one season, with 139 and 102 recorded, respectively. He was known for surging forward to assist offense, and his style remains the gold standard for defensive play in the NHL. After retiring, Orr was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in recognition of his contributions to the sport. WAYNE GRETZKY Often labeled as the best hockey player of all time, Gretzky holds a long and storied list of records as an offensive player. He remains the only NHL player to record 200 points in a single season, which is a feat he accomplished not once, not twice, but four times. Gretzky also holds the record for most goals in a single season (92) and for being the fastest to reach 50 goals in a season in just 39 games.

Psychological abuse and verbal abuse have very serious consequences, but they can be difficult to prosecute. With the right attorney on your

side, we can make sure the people responsible for the abuse face justice and ensure your elderly loved

one gets the compensation and care they deserve. Call (205) 235-8738 for a free consultation on your case.

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