Physical abuse involves a person using physical force against you, which causes discomfort or injury.
Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Pushing or shoving;
- Scratching or biting;
- Choking or strangling;
- Throwing things;
- Reckless driving;
- Assault with a weapon or other object;
- Threats with a weapon or object;
- Physically restraining you (such as pinning you against a wall, floor, bed, etc.); and,
- Inappropriate use of medication, including:
- withholding medication;
- Not complying with prescription instructions; and,
- Over- or under-medication.
- Forcible confinement;
- Forcing a person to remain in bed;
- Tying the person to a bed or chair;
- Excessive, unwarranted or unnecessary use of physical restraints; and,
- Unwarranted use of medication to control a person (also called “chemical restraint”).