Over 70% of all victims over the age of 65 who are victims of sexual abuse are sexually assaulted within a nursing home environment. Not only is this a stunning statistic, but it is a serious form of elder abuse that requires immediate legal attention. If you suspect sexual assault, please contact a Phoenix nursing home abuse attorney at our firm right away. We can contact the proper authorities on your behalf and begin an immediate investigation so that evidence may be collected that can provide proof that a sexual assault did in fact take place.
Sexual assault or sexual abuse of an elder occurs when unwanted and nonconsensual sexual contact takes place. It may be physical, such as sexual intercourse or it may include asking an elder to undress for sexual gratification, displaying pornographic materials or forcing an elder to touch and/or be touched in an unwanted sexual manner.
Sexual assault can lead to extreme emotional abuse, trauma and serious injuries that may result in wrongful death. If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or sexual assault, please contact us immediately. We help clients, including family members of clients file a personal injury claim in the effort to obtain monetary compensation for their losses that may include: healthcare expenses, future medical care, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.
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