About Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes
The after effects of sexual abuse can be emotionally devastating. Some
victims of sexual abuse never recover from the experience, which can lead
to life-long unhappiness and dissatisfaction. When it comes to sexual
abuse in a
nursing home, it is important to know that legal action can and should be taken against
the abusive party.
If you suspect your relative may be suffering sexual abuse from a worker
at their care facility, there are a few signs that you should look for, such as:
- Sudden shift in temperament or mood
- Emotional detachment
- Bruises or lacerations
- Unexplained genital infection
- Contraction of a venereal disease
- Bloody, stained, or torn undergarments
Seeking compensation from the guilty party can give a victim of abuse a
sense of closure, helping along the healing process immensely. If you
or a relative has been the victim of sexual abuse, you should not hesitate
to seek out a skilled law firm immediately. An attorney well-versed in
the laws and circumstances surrounding sexual abuse cases can greatly
increase your chances of bringing the offender to justice.
Pursue justice for your loved one!
Taking legal action against an abusive individual can help to ensure that
the offender will not be able to abuse the victim or anyone else in the
future. The perpetrator will be sentenced by a judge with mandatory sex
offender registration and other penalties. As a registered sex offender,
your abuser will be placed in a position in which his or her potential
to harm you or other individuals will be greatly diminished. The case
can also be addressed in a lawsuit filed in civil court to recover compensation,
a separate legal matter. Our firm can help.
At Bostwick & Peterson, our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims
of sexual abuse seek justice. We will work with you directly throughout
every step of the legal process to build a case that leaves no doubt as
to the validity of your claims. You should not have to live in fear; take
action today and free yourself or your loved one from the misery of sexual abuse.