People who place their loved ones in nursing homes and other elder care facilities trust that those loved ones will be well taken care of by the staff and management of those facilities. Families should not have to worry about improper care for their loved ones, especially instances of sexual abuse and assault from elder care staff members.
At the law firm of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we have no tolerance for nursing home abuse of any kind and vigorously pursue accountability from those who are responsible, as well as legal remedies for those whose loved ones have been seriously injured as a result of such abuse. If you and your family have been affected by nursing home abuse, then we invite you to contact our firm today.
Call our offices to speak with our New York nursing home negligence attorneys at (212) 684-1880 today.
Sexual abuse may include any type of inappropriate touching or sexual contact with residents or patients, as well as forced nudity, rape, and other types of sexual abuse. Signs of sexual abuse may also include unexplained genital infections, bruising around the breasts, bloodied clothes and other signs. If you begin to notice any of these signs, it is crucial to report it immediately.
Steps to take if you suspect elder abuse:
In extreme cases, when you believe the resident is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately. In almost all cases, removing your loved from the facility in question ASAP is necessary. At our firm, we know the challenges families face when confronted with elder abuse issues and can help them take the swift steps necessary to rectify this situation and hold the responsible parties accountable.
We know that the results of this kind of abusive treatment can be devastating. We may be able to help. Request a free consultation with our team today.