Putting a loved one in a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions for a spouse or child of an elderly person to make. It can be difficult to trust another person to care for a loved one as much as you do. Many seniors are less independent than they were during their days, and they may struggle or be unable to communicate their problems.
Unfortunately, one of the most common side effects of that is nursing home abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of sexual abuse, it is important to work with an experienced San Antonio attorney who discusses sexual abuse in nursing homes.
At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, we have over 25 years of experience handling personal injury matters. We aggressively pursue claims against health care providers who abuse their positions of authority and our loved one's vulnerability. We can help you hold them accountable.
Various Types of Resident Abuse
Sadly, sexual abuse of the elderly is not unheard of in long-term care and assisted living settings. The abuse can be at the hands of other residents or the staff. Some typical types of sexual abuse include:
- Sexual battery
- Vaginal and anal intercourse without consent
- Vaginal or anal penetration
- Forced nudity
- Inappropriate photography
Most people are put in nursing homes because they are not fully mentally and physically capacitated any longer. As a result, most victims of sexual abuse are people who are unable to complain or pick their perpetrators out of lineup.
Contact Texas Elder Sexual Abuse Lawyer
When we work with individuals, we look not only at the person who committed the abuse but also at the other things that made it possible. We hold nursing home administrators accountable for not providing enough support or failing to check the background of their employees.
Financial compensation cannot erase the abuse that happened, but it can help prevent others from suffering through the same thing. Learn more about the legal counsel available by scheduling your free initial consultation. We can be reached online or by calling 210-787-3312.