Sexual Assault

Nursing home abuse occurs when harm is inflicted upon an elderly resident. Sexual assault is a rare but real form of abuse that occurs, and can result in serious injury, infection, illness, and even death.

Sexual assaults in a nursing home can greatly devastate its victims. Unfortunately, nursing home residents are easy targets for sexual predators as they are oftentimes defenseless and weak. They may also become victim to sexual assault after suffering from a stroke or medical condition that results in their loss of motor skills or speech.

Sexual assaults in a nursing home may arise from situations where the resident was tricked, coerced, forced or manipulated into unwanted sexual contact, and where the resident was too frail, ill or mentally incapacitated to give his or her consent.

Common signs of nursing home sexual abuse to watch out for are difficulty with walking or sitting, bruising around the inner thigh, abdomen or breasts, itching or irritation around the genitals, unexplained sexually transmitted disease, bleeding from the anus or vagina, stained or bloody sheets, and stained, torn or stained underclothing. A victim of sexual assault may also manifest a change in personality, anger problems, depression, or disconnecting from family and friends.

Elderly individuals are oftentimes too afraid or embarrassed to admit that they were victims of sexual assault, or may be too mentally or physically impaired to communicate the incident with their loved ones. If you see warning signs, seek both medical and legal help as soon as possible.

At Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, we have handled cases involving nursing home neglect and abuse throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including cases of sexual assault. We are skilled at conducting thorough investigations, and can properly determine how to best address the situation. If you suspect any form of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or care facility, it is crucial that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

No one should have to deal with substandard care and maltreatment. If the nursing home was negligent in its care of your loved one, we will uncover the truth and ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your losses. We will fight aggressively to pursue your claims for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages that you and your family suffer due to the negligence of another.

Contact Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney Today

If you have reason to believe that a loved one is being sexually assaulted at a Florida nursing home, the personal injury lawyers at Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney can help you to uncover the truth. Call us today at 1-800-299-8878 for a free and confidential case evaluation.



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