Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
Residents of nursing homes may be at risk for nursing home abuse. Due to their age and health conditions, they may not be able to defend themselves. Nursing home abuse includes sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is the coercing of nursing home resident through force, trickery, threats or other means into unwanted sexual activity.
The signs include:
• Bruises or injuries around genitals and breasts
• Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections
• Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
• Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing
The Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect estimates that about 70 percent of female rape victims over age 60 were victims of nursing home sexual assault while the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing estimates that more than half of nursing home residents who were sexually assaulted died within one year of the assault.
Sexual assault or abuse in a nursing home is unjustifiable and must not go unchallenged. The perpetrators must be made accountable. It’s time to take a stand.
The injury lawyers at Columbus GA Law Firm understand the sensitive nature of this subject. We have years of experience in getting victims of sexual assault at nursing homes the compensation they deserve.
From our offices in Columbus GA, we represent nursing home sexual assault victims all over Georgia. We have an unmatched reputation in getting nursing home sexual assault victims the compensation they deserve.
Contact us for a free initial consultation. You have nothing to loose. We will review your case and let you know the compensation you can get.