Nursing Home Sexual Assault
Sexual Abuse Against Elders Cannot Be Tolerated
Injuries and incidents that occur in nursing homes or assisted living facilities must be addressed as soon as possible to protect the residents. This includes situations involving sexual assaults. If a resident has been sexually abused or assaulted, either once or on a repeated basis, a thorough investigation must take place to ensure the future safety of the resident and other residents. No type of nursing home abuse should be tolerated.
At the Queens, New York, law firm of Ginsberg & Katsorhis, P.C., our nursing home abuse and elder law attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience aggressively standing up for the rights of the elderly and the injured. We understand the emotions that families experience following the suspected or reported sexual abuse of their loved one who is in a nursing home. Contact us online or call our offices toll-free at (718) 591-6900 for a free initial consultation today.
Signs of Sexual Assault
There are a number of signs and symptoms that may indicate that a nursing home resident has experienced a sexual assault, including:
- Physical injuries such as bruises and cuts
- Sudden fearfulness
- Sudden withdrawal from friends and family
- Refusal to cooperate with staff
- Trouble walking or standing
- Contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD)
Nursing Home Responsibility
A nursing home or care facility is absolutely responsible for the safety, health and well-being of its residents. It needs to take great care in overseeing visitors and staff hiring. Many sexual abuse and assault cases in nursing homes stem from lax hiring practices. When backgrounds of staff are not thoroughly checked, individuals with improper backgrounds or previous sexual assault charges may be hired.
Contact Our Queens Nursing Home Sexual Assault Lawyers Today
Whether the assault was committed by staff, a visitor or another resident, these cases should not be taken lightly. Call our nursing home abuse and assault attorneys at Ginsberg & Katsorhis in Queens toll free at (718) 591-6900 and schedule your free initial consultation. You can also contact us by e-mail now for more information or to request an appointment. We offer legal services for English, Greek and Spanish speakers.