Sacramento Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorneys
The nursing home abuse attorneys of Amerio Law Firm have years of experience helping families just like yours take action and get justice if their loved ones suffered sexual abuse while in an elder care facility. Mistreatment is unacceptable, and sexual abuse is simply unthinkable. By filing a civil claim against the worker, supervisors, and the facility owners, you can put an end to the abuse of your loved one and may be able to prevent others from being victimized as well. We have the experience and the resources to help you right this terrible wrong, so don’t hesitate to call us immediately for help.
It is very troubling to hear about the frequency of sexual abuse in nursing homes, as our seniors are one of the most vulnerable classes of people. This is one of the many reasons they’re targeted by multiple forms of abuse, including sexual abuse. Some abusers will face the criminal convictions they deserve, but many more won’t, due to the staggering number of cases that go unreported. Victims are often hesitant to discuss their abuse out of shame. Alternatively, their abuser may be forcing them to stay silent, using threats and coercion, as well as taking advantage of their victim’s failing memory.
Your actions, however, should be swift and harsh if you even suspect your loved one may be being abused in such a way. By seeking the help of an Sacramento nursing home sexual abuse attorney, you might be able to secure compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering, as well as relocation expenses and any necessary medical treatment. We take these kinds of cases very seriously, as we have nothing but the utmost respect for our elders. We know that your family member’s quality of life means so much to you, and you do not want them to suffer abuse any longer. Let us help you take strong, decisive action against the parties responsible. Contact Amerio Law Firm at (916) 419-1111 to set up a confidential consultation immediately.
Why Choose Amerio Law Firm
In the case of sexual assault, it’s very likely that your loved one’s abuser will be taken to criminal court, but it’s unlikely you’ll receive compensation—or the compensation you need—through this system, where a judge will determine whether part of the punishment will be compensatory fines. You need a tough team of lawyers to fight a civil lawsuit for you, as well, to ensure you get every cent that you need to relocate your loved one and help them get on the road to recovery. Our team has the experience you need. With ten years working together as a team and with a track record of successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, we’re ready to fight for you.
Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
In California, the statute of limitation on these specific cases states that they must be filed within two years of the event happening. Because of this timeline, it’s important that you act quickly when you suspect your loved one is being abused. Even if the abuse victim passes away, the estate can file suit for a maximum of $250,000 for the suffering the abuse caused your loved one. If you have concerns about the safety of your family member, look for the following signs of sexual abuse:
- Bleeding from their genital area
- Bloody clothing or bedding
- Being overmedicated
- Markings such as bruises or cuts
- Staff lingering when visitors arrive
- Not wanting to be alone
- Unexplained crying, withdrawal, or fear
- Ripped clothing
- The caregiver’s unwillingness to explain what is wrong
- Unpleasant odors
You should document everything you’ve heard or seen with notes and dated photos. Because of dementia and other mental issues common among the elderly, their inhibitions can be lowered, they can be far more aggressive, they may experience a loss of understanding that something is wrong, and they can even experience complete memory loss regarding unwanted sexual behavior when they’re facing abuse.
It is important to speak to a Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney as quickly as possible if you suspect that your loved one has been a victim. Our conversations will be confidential and together, we can contact the Adult Protection Services office, an agency that is responsible for investigating nursing home abuse. There is no time to waste as evidence collection is urgent to make the case as strong as possible.
Call Amerio Law Firm Today
At the Amerio Law Firm have experience protecting the rights of nursing home abuse victims. It will be our top priority to make sure the compensation is equal to the hardship. Contact us to begin the process to protect your elderly loved ones and help stop the abuse. Don’t let nursing homes get away with sexual abuse for one more day. We are one call away from being able to help. Call us today at (916) 419-1111, fill out a contact form on our site, or chat live with us to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.