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 example: dementia patients may have a difficult time remembering what has happened to them or being able to express it to others. Abusers in nursing homes are in an extremely powerful position to prevent disclosure. They can threaten to withhold food, medication or other services and use this to intimidate victims.
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.
Contact a California elder sexual harassment lawyer at our firm now for legal advice and effective representation in your case.