Few decisions are as difficult for a family as deciding whether or not to trust the well-being of an elderly loved one to a nursing home facility or professional caregiver. When these families later learn that their loved has fallen prey to sexual abuse at the hands of these professionals, it can be devastating. This is often a criminal matter, but a guilty verdict is unlikely to provide the victims of these heinous crimes the compensation they deserve.
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we have committed our firm to representing victims of sexual assault and their families. We have decades of experience in this arena and have recovered $1.5 billion in relief for our clients. If you and your family have been affected, we invite you to contact our dedicated advocates today.
When a nursing home employee or senior caregiver makes sexual comments or advances toward an elderly individual, this is inappropriate behavior that can justify legal action on behalf of the victim or their family. Sexual harassment is not acceptable under any circumstance, but in cases of elder harassment or sexual abuse, it is especially heinous because the victim frequently is unable to speak up, either through fear, embarrassment, or due to diminished abilities.
If a loved one has become the victim of elder sexual harassment or abuse, it is extremely important that you learn what your legal rights and options for recourse are. It is possible that you may be entitled to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for damages for the emotional or physical trauma that has occurred. The best way to learn what steps to take in your particular situation is by speaking with a trusted California sexual abuse attorney about the details of the harassment that took place.
Elderly patients in nursing homes are completely at the mercy of nursing home staff and caretakers. They depend on these caretakers for the most basic human needs; food, medical care, and living conditions.
The vulnerability of elderly nursing home patients may be difficult to
uncover because their medical conditions make it difficult or impossible
for the patients to communicate with others and tell them what is going on. For
If you suspect that someone you care about is a victim of elder sexual abuse you should report your suspicions immediately to the authorities and discuss your situation with an exceptionally qualified abuse lawyer. A legal advocate can inform you of your rights and legal options in your case and assist you in filing a lawsuit to hold the nursing home and responsible parties liable for their actions.
If you believe you have a legitimate claim against nursing home facility or healthcare provider, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi invites you to call our offices. We're ready to assess your options and, if necessary, aggressively pursue the recognition and compensation your family deserves.
We understand these situations are very private and emotionally difficult, and our legal team has deep compassion, dedication and a high degree of sensitivity to the matters that must be addressed. We are committed to relentlessly pursuing the best possible outcome to bring justice in your case and closure to you and your family.
Call our California elder sexual abuse lawyers at (800) 761-2220 or use our online form to send us an email today.