Protecting Florida Nursing Home Residents from Sexual Assaults and Molestation
While nursing home neglect and abuse can take many forms, nothing is more disturbing and horrific than the sexual assault of nursing home patients. Elderly and disabled nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of our society. Often, they are frail and dependent on others to take care of their daily needs. Many suffer from dementia and other medical conditions that prevent them from effectively communicating and reporting abuse.
While no one wants to think about sexual abuse in nursing homes, the sad reality is that sexual assaults and molestation of patients are not uncommon occurrences. In many cases, this type of abuse remains hidden and is never reported. At The Florida Law Group we believe that sexual assaults in nursing homes should never happen. When you entrust your loved one’s health and wellbeing to a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should be able to expect that the facility and staff will protect your loved one from harm. When facilities fail to live up to their responsibilities and obligations, our Florida nursing home sexual abuse lawyers will do everything they can to make sure your loved one gets the protection and justice he or she deserves.
Warning Signs of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
Although nursing home patients cannot always speak for themselves, there are certain warning signs that may indicate a patient is being sexually abused. These signs may include:
- Unexplained blood stains on bed sheets and clothing
- Unexplained bruising around genital areas, inner thighs, breasts and buttocks
- Torn, stained or bloody underwear
- Unexplained STDs or other genital infections
- Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding or irritation
- Fear of being alone with caretakers
- Fear of other residents
- Problems with walking or sitting
- Inappropriate or unusual behaviors, including sexual activities
- Withdrawal from the nursing home community
If you have a loved one who is showing signs of sexual abuse, you should seek help from an attorney experienced in handling nursing home neglect and abuse causes. A knowledgeable attorney can advise you of your options and help you take the rights steps to protect your loved one and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Get Help from our Florida Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyers
If your parent, grandparent, spouse or other family member was sexually assaulted in a nursing home environment, you can seek justice for your loved one. Our Florida nursing home sexual abuse lawyers will review your case and go over all of your legal options. We offer free, confidential consultations where you can meet with an attorney who will be happy to answer your questions and help you decide on the best course of action for you and your loved one. The Florida Law Group is committed to helping people who have been harmed by the negligent and wrongful actions of others. We encourage you to call our law offices today at 833-352-5297 to schedule your consultation.