Our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers understand that nursing home sexual abuse is often spoke about in hushed, quiet voices. It’s difficult to think about this type of abuse occurring in senior care centers. Sadly, there are times when nursing home staff sexually abuse residents. Other times, its other nursing home residents who are the assailants. The Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers at our firm represent the victims of nursing home sexual abuse and seek justice from negligent nursing homes.
Families who place their loved one in a nursing home often do so to provide them with the best care and services. They feel shocked, betrayed, and horrified to learn that someone they care about has suffered this horrific abuse. While some residents can alert their families to abuse, others are not. Often times, sexual abuse occurs because predators prey on vulnerable residents who cannot advocate for themselves. Therefore, it is important to know what signs to look for that may indicate that sexual abuse has occurred.
Signs to look for:
According to federal data housed by the Administration for Community Living, over 16,000 complaints of sexual abuse have been reported since 2000 in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If you suspect sexual abuse, it’s important to speak up.
If nursing home sexual abuse is suspected, a few steps can help preserve evidence.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at our firm have handled many cases of resident abuse and neglect. We can provide representation and guidance to families who are dealing with these unimaginable circumstances to ensure that a full investigation is completed and that nursing homes that fail to protect residents from sexual abuse are held civilly liable. Contact us today by calling 888-789-3161 or complete the form at the bottom of this webpage.