We put our elderly parents or grandparents in a nursing home so that they can be safely taken care of, to ensure that someone can properly look after them in their old age. No one expects that these nursing home residents should get anything less than the proper care and respect that they deserve, but with the horrifying rise in nursing home sexual abuse, this is not always the case.
Nursing homes have a duty to provide residents with a safe place to live. Nursing home sexual abuse is a despicable crime, and the corporate owners of nursing homes need to be held accountable if a resident in their care becomes a victim of nursing home sexual abuse.
Nursing homes that do not require background checks on their employees allow sexual predators to be employed in nursing homes too easily. Moreover, the corporations that own nursing homes look to cut costs by reducing the number and quality of staff at their facilities. By understaffing nursing homes, sexual predators often have unsupervised contact with residents and go unnoticed.
Nursing home sexual abuse that is facilitated by greedy corporations putting profit ahead of patient safety is morally appalling, extremely dangerous and otherwise completely unacceptable. Our personal injury attorneys hold the corporations that fail to protect their residents accountable for for the devastating injuries these criminals inflict on nursing home patients.
The Massachusetts nursing home sexual abuse attorneys at Kelley Law Group, P.C. are qualified to handle these devastating and horrendous cases involving nursing home sexual abuse. We fully appreciate the tremendous physical and emotional toll this abuse has takes on victims and always provide our clients with the utmost respect, sensitivity, dignity and compassion.
Sadly, nursing home residents are too often sexually abused by both staff and other residents due to their physical and cognitive impairments which prevent them from fighting back or signaling for help.
Physical signs of sexual abuse that anyone with a loved one in a nursing home should be aware of include:
- Bleeding from the vagina or anus
- Presence of sexually transmitted disease
- Bruising around breasts, abdomen or inner thighs
- Irritation or itching of genitals
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If you suspect someone you love has been the victim of nursing home sexual abuse in Massachusetts, please contact an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney immediately to ensure that their legal rights are protected.
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