Sadly, nursing home residents often become victims of sexual predators because they are unable to protect themselves. Unable to physically ward off unwanted contact, they also tend to have impairments that prohibit them from communicating that abuse has occurred. Our Phoenix law firm stands up for these victims of sexual abuse, making sure that abusers are held accountable for their behavior. Our lawyers also know how to hold facility managers accountable for poor hiring practices and negligence.
At Solomon & Relihan, we have been representing the victims of personal injury for more than 30 years. Bringing successful lawsuits throughout Arizona, we have helped thousands of personal injury victims hold wrongdoers accountable for the harm they have caused. We have also been instrumental in getting nursing homes and assisted living facilities to change their ways and protect their residents more effectively.
Sexual abuse takes many forms. In nursing homes, it can involve inappropriate touching, forced nudity, unwanted sexual advances, and sexual assault/rape. The perpetrators can be staff members, other residents, volunteers or visitors to the nursing home.
There are many ways that nursing homes contribute to sexual assault and other forms of sexual abuse at their facilities:
Nursing homes should provide a safe and caring environment for all residents, but they often fail to help the very people they are supposed to protect from harm. They fail to properly screen or supervise employees, and they fail to keep an eye on other residents who are known to engage in inappropriate physical or sexual behavior due to dementia.
If someone you care about has become a victim of sexual assault in a nursing home, we can help you obtain justice. Talk to an attorney about your options. Email or call the Phoenix law offices of Solomon & Relihan to schedule a free initial consultation.
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