Sexual Abuse

Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyers in California

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A large number of crimes and illegal activities continue to occur around the world, and nursing homes are no exception. One of the most devastating crimes is sexual abuse, especially when the victim is an elder person who cannot defend themselves. Sexually abusing an elder is unthinkable for most people, but during our years of experience, we have come across a large number of disturbing cases in which an elder was being sexually abused at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or by in-home healthcare providers.

Sexual abuse in a nursing home is defined as physical contact with an elderly person in sensitive areas without the elder’s consent. Such contact can involve physical sex acts, but activities such as forcing an elderly person to watch pornographic material or forcing the elder to undress are also considered as elder sexual abuse.

When you put your elderly loved ones in a nursing home or hire an in-home healthcare provider, it is never easy to watch them being cared for by strangers. However, eventually, you have to trust these professionals to provide adequate care, and you expect that they will always be responsible and not put the life of your loved ones in danger. When this level of trust is breached, it is extremely devastating for all those who are involved.

If you suspect that an elderly person is being abused, you should report it ASAP. For abuse in nursing homes, you can report it to the Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification. You can also contact the local police department for help.

Signs of Elderly Sexual Abuse

You can look for the following signs to affirm if an elder is being sexually abused:

  • Bruising or rashes on inner thighs
  • Genital or anal bleeding
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Deteriorating appetite
  • Difficulty walking or sitting
  • Pain or itching in genital area
  • Worsening health problems

Apart from these physical signs, you may also notice behavioral changes like scared behavior, aggression, or any other sudden changes in personality.

Attorneys Who Fight Against Sexual Abuse

While in such cases monetary compensation may not be your primary concern, financial damages may become essential to care for the injuries your loved one has obtained. Additionally, you may also need funds to pay for a better, healthier living situation.

At Lanzone Morgan, we understand that in such a scenario you will need someone who will aggressively pursue legal action against the person responsible for causing pain and suffering to your loved one. This is why we bring years of experience and dedicated practice in elder abuse cases to you.

Our elder sexual abuse lawyers in California have come across disturbing cases, which has equipped us with the perfect skills to get you and your loved ones the compensation and justice you deserve.

We understand how difficult and emotionally wrecking it must be to find out someone close to you is being abused. However, as soon as you find out, call our legal team at (562) 512-5505 to ensure that the victim gets justice!

    Lanzone Morgan LLP Team has been a light for my family in a time when there was so much darkness. The professionalism with compassion made a very difficult time easier to deal with.

    - Joycelyn J.

    This firm was empathetic, informative, and patient with my family and me during the entire litigation. With their help, we received a fair settlement from the memory care facility and most importantly brought us a sense of justice and peace.

    - Stephen N.

    They took the time to make sure the nursing home did not get away with neglecting my loved one. Thank you Lanzone Morgan for everything you have done and for bringing closure to my family.

    - Lisa

    We were in extremely capable hands. Lanzone Morgan did an extraordinary job. The attorneys handling our case demonstrated passion for what they did and always kept an exceedingly positive attitude despite working on a very tough and emotional case.

    - Erica M.

    Lanzone and Morgan renewed my faith in the legal profession and represented me and my family with dignity and professionalism during a very difficult time.

    - Jill

    During what was a very difficult time regarding my Mother’s lack of proper care and treatment in a nursing home, the Lanzone Morgan team provided the empathy, compassion, and support one would receive from their own family.

    - Troy

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