Sexual abuse occurs when non-consensual sexual contact of any kind is made with someone who is elderly. This type of sexual crime can be committed by nursing home staff, caregivers, or other residents of the same care facility. Although not heavily reported, sexual abuse in the elderly does occur and can be difficult to identify.
Elderly victims of sexual abuse may isolate from family or friends, may become afraid or nervous around the opposite sex, and may even report a sexual assault. Despite these indicators, many incidents of sexual assault on the elderly go unpunished.
Sexual abuse of the elderly is despicable and our nursing home abuse attorneys at McCune Wright Arevalo won’t stand by without pursuing the justice you and your family deserve. Call (909) 345-8110 today!
Signs of Sexual Abuse
There are a variety of indicators of sexual abuse of the elderly including persistent over-medicated states that limit the patient's ability to call for help, depression, vaginal or anal bleeding, delays or even staff refusal when attempting to visit a patient, specific complaints from the victim, or unexplained sexually transmitted diseases or infections.
This unthinkable type of elder abuse is sadly, far too common. Sexual abuse can lead to physical pain, emotional hardship or mental stress with serious injury, disability, and even death. If your loved one was a victim, or suspect sexual abuse might be ongoing, call McCune Wright Arevalo immediately!
Secure the Justice Your Loved One Deserves
Since sexual abuse covers a broad spectrum of sexual contact that has been deemed inappropriate, the penalties for sexually abusing the elderly vary greatly from jail or prison time, to sex offender registration, and significant financial penalties in the form of fines. McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP is dedicated to protecting the interests of victims of elderly sexual abuse in the Inland Empire and will work hard to provide you or your loved one with the highest compensation possible under the law.
ContactMcCune Wright Arevalo, LLP today if you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a family caregiver, in-house caregiver or nursing home staff employee so that you can receive the compensation you are entitled to.