Elder Abuse Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Do you believe that your elderly loved one has been exposed to some form of sexual abuse while at a Los Angeles nursing home or assisted living facility? At Pacific Attorney Group, we are dedicated to helping victims of elder abuse and nursing home negligence throughout the greater Los Angeles area. If you suspect sexual elder abuse, you may have grounds to take legal action against the facility responsible for your loved one's abuse. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with a nursing home abuse attorney at our law offices today. We will be happy to see how we can help you.
About Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is a type of elder abuse that is sexual in nature. Unwanted touching or fondling, sexual assault, and rape are all forms of sexual abuse that an elder may be exposed to. Although we would like to think that sexual abuse does not occur in nursing homes, some of these facilities may be negligent in screening employees and may hire someone with psychological problems or a criminal history. In situations such as this, sexual abuse may occur and will continue unless someone does something to stop it.
If your elderly loved one has reported sexual abuse or if you have noticed any potential signs of abuse, it is important that you act quickly to seek legal counsel, investigate the matter and possibly file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party. Torn or bloody clothing, withdrawal, and sexually transmitted diseases are all potential signs of sexual abuse. If you have observed any of these or have a "feeling" or suspicion that abuse is occurring, the best thing to do is take further action to ensure that A) sexual abuse is actually not occurring or B) that if your loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse that this stops immediately.Contact a Los Angeles sexual elder abuse lawyer at our firm today!