Sexual Abuse

California Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Experienced Attorneys Fighting Against Sexual Abuse

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

Call Lanzone Morgan today at (562) 512-5505 or contact us online if you have a loved one suffering from sexual abuse in a California nursing home.

What is Considered Sexual Abuse in a Nursing Home?

Sexual abuse in a nursing home is 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 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 incredibly devastating for all those who are involved.

If you suspect 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.

Contact Our Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today

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. 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.

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