Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes
Our Attorneys Can Help
At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we have been helping individuals and families pursue compensation for wrongful injuries since 1957. Our team is dedicated to assisting clients in securing the justice they deserve, and if you have reason to believe that an elderly family member is being subjected to sexual abuse in a nursing home you should not hesitate to seek our help. A Santa Rosa nursing home abuse lawyer from our team can help you investigate the situation and stand by you throughout the process of holding the nursing home accountable for your loved one’s suffering.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SUSPECT SEXUAL ABUSE
Perhaps the greatest shield that sexual predators have to protect them from justice is the fact that many people will hesitate to approach the subject because it is often perceived as being socially awkward. Don’t let feelings of embarrassment prevent you from asking your loved one about suspected sexual abuse-failure to do so could mean that he or she will continue to suffer in silence, not speaking out due to shame or fear of retaliation from the abuser. If you have reason to believe that your family member is being subjected to sexual abuse by a caregiver or fellow resident, ask him or her directly and be prepared to help in taking action to correct the situation.
The residents of nursing homes and assisted living facility are frequently targeted for sexual exploitation because they are commonly weak and helpless. Debilitating physical conditions and mental illnesses can make it difficult or impossible to either consent to sexual contact or to resist it. Whether it takes the form of molestation and fondling, subjecting the victim to sexually degrading treatment or sexual assault or rape, the perpetrator will often use threats of retaliation to enforce silence on the part of the victim. By taking action now, you may not only be able to secure monetary damages in a civil lawsuit but could also lead the abuser to be charged with a crime and removed from the position within the facility, thereby protecting other from suffering similar abuse.
Sonoma County Nursing Home Ratings & Safety Violation Information
The rates of injuries from nursing home patients around the country has gotten higher in recent years, and that trend does not look like it will be subsiding in the near future, even in Santa Rosa. That’s why the associates at Freeman & Freeman have taken it on our own to conduct thorough research into fully understanding the nursing homes across Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. We will stop at nothing for any of our client’s investigative needs, thus we are going to share the research we’ve conducted on Santa Rosa’s nursing homes.
By utilizing our overview of nursing home ratings and safety violations, you and your loved ones can make an informed decision about where to re-locate an elderly family member if they’re ready to make the transition into their first nursing home in Santa Rosa, or if your loved one is looking to re-locate themselves from a troubling experience at a nursing home. Perhaps your loved one was showing signs of abuse or suffered injuries from abuse at the nursing home.
This page will also delve into what we do, what we look for, signs of abuse and inferior care, how we can help and what to do if you suspect poor care. The information on this page will undoubtedly give you a much broader spectrum of information in terms of Santa Rosa’s nursing homes, and ultimately could keep your loved ones out of abusive situations or help you navigate your options when nursing home abuse affects you and your family. Click here to read more about Sonoma County nursing home ratings and safety.
CONTACT A NURSING HOME ABUSE LAWYER
California nursing homes have a duty to treat their residents with dignity and respect. If your loved one was harmed by emotional or psychological abuse, talk to a nursing home abuse attorney promptly about your loved one’s rights. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we help families in California obtain compensation for their loved ones who have been abused or neglected in a nursing home. We realize your case isn’t just about the money. It’s about justice, about holding people accountable for their irresponsible actions.
Contact us today. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we’re on your side.