Sexual Abuse in Long Island Nursing Homes
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
A large number of cases of sexual abuse in nursing homes go unreported to the authorities. The resident may be embarrassed, threatened with repercussions, or may be unable to communicate that the abuse is taking place due to their condition. Those who prey on the vulnerable find many potential victims in the nursing home environment. The frail condition of the elderly make them targets of criminals who can take advantage of them in a variety of ways, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and other forms of abuse and neglect.
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes
There are specific signs that could indicate that your loved one is the victim of sexual abuse. These include:
- Blood observed on clothing or sheets
- Sudden change in emotional condition, aggressive behavior or outbursts
- Emotional withdrawal
- Bruising on thighs
- Flinching or odd behavior around certain staff or other patients in the facility
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Long Island, NY
One of the most frightening situations to address is when it is suspected that your loved one has been sexually abused while living in a nursing home. At Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C., we have over 80 years of collective experience, and are personally committed to fighting back against this dreadful form of abuse of the elderly. When you have entrusted the care of your loved one to one of these facilities, it is a terrible shock to discover the degree of abuse that can take place. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of sexual abuse, we urge you to contact a Long Island personal injury attorney from our firm immediately.