Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
Attorneys for Victims of Nursing Home Sex Abuse
When you place your loved one in a nursing home, you trust that they will be properly cared for. You trust that the operator will take their needs into consideration, understand their nutritional needs, and provide the appropriate medical care. To discover that an employee of a nursing home sexually abused your parent or grandparent in a nursing home can be devastating, causing feelings of guilt, anger, and frustration.
If your loved one suffered nursing home abuse, you may be able to recover significant compensation for those injuries from the abuser as well as the nursing home. At Vogt & Long, P.C., we are experienced in handling cases against abusive nursing home employees as well as against the nursing facility.
If your loved one suffered sexual abuse while staying in a nursing home, you can seek justice through financial compensation and the exposure of the abuser.
Though the abuser is primarily responsible for the abuse, a nursing home owner or operator may also be responsible for negligent hiring. Prior to allowing nurses or caretakers to have direct contact with patients, the nursing home should sufficiently investigate the background and experience of an employee to ensure the safety of nursing home patients. If an employee was improperly screened or the home failed to identify apparent risks in a particular employee, they may be held accountable for the abuse sustained by a patient. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the crimes against your loved one and identify all parties responsible for that abuse. We can also refer you or your loved one to appropriate treatment resources for dealing with the trauma from the injury.