The Truth About Sexual Abuse in Nursing Home
One of the most common types of nursing home abuse is sexual abuse. Unfortunately, elderly nursing home residents become an easy prey for sexual predators because they are often weak and unable to protect themselves or speak due to a medical condition or side effects of medication. Our nursing home sexual abuse attorneys can help elderly victims get the just compensation they deserve and
hold the perpetrators accountable for their wrongful actions.
Although we will do anything to prevent our elderly loved ones from becoming sexual preys, it is often difficult to take the necessary actions because we are not with them at the nursing homes. However, there are certain signs that you can look for that may indicate your loved one is the victim of sexual abuse in a nursing home:
- Unexplained difficulty with walking or sitting
- Bruising on private parts of the body, ankles or the wrists
- Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
- Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases or genital infections
- Torn, stained or bloody undergarments
- Stained or bloody sheets
- Fear, stress or anxiety with a particular staff member at the nursing home
If you have noticed any of these signs, you need to take immediate actions by reporting the incident to the police and getting medical help for your loved one. You should also contact one of our compassionate nursing home sexual abuse attorneys, as you may have a civil action against both the perpetrator and the nursing home.
Let Us Help
Sexual abuse can be one of the most horrifying types of nursing home abuse and it happens all too often. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a nursing home sexual abuse, you should call the caring and experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 888-848-5084. We will work hard to get your loved one the fair compensation that you deserve.