Skilled Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Attorney Holds NJ Nursing Homes Liable for Sexual Abuse
An alarming number of instances of sexual abuse against elderly residents in nursing homes are revealed in New Jersey each year. The vast majority are reported after the damage has been done. Worse yet, many cases of nursing home sexual abuse go unreported entirely. Sexual abusers need to be brought to justice. Let an experienced nursing home injury attorney handle your case so that you and your loved one can concentrate on the healing process.
The knowledgeable attorneys at Sugarman Law are well-versed in the law regarding nursing home abuse, including sexual abuse by nursing home staff and patient on patient abuse. Barry Sugarman and his skilled legal team represent victims of nursing home sexual abuse in North Jersey, South Jersey, and Central Jersey, from Atlantic County to Hudson County and everywhere in between. Visit Mr. Sugarman’s success stories page to see some of his recent successful verdicts and settlements in New Jersey nursing home abuse cases.
Sexual Abuse is Prevalent in NJ Nursing Homes
Sexual abuse involves any kind of non-consensual sexual contact. This can refer to forced penetrative acts such as rape or sodomy, sexual coercion, inappropriate touching or fondling, forced nudity, or even sexual harassment by staff or residents. There are different types of sexual abuse in nursing homes, including:
- Nursing home staff sexually abuses elderly resident
- Another resident sexually abuses your elderly loved one
- An unsupervised visitor sexually assaults a resident
- An intruder to the nursing home commits a sexual assault against a resident
- A family member abuses a nursing home resident
- A friend abuses the resident
It is all too common for NJ nursing homes to take action to protect elderly residents only after a tragic event has occurred. A victim of sexual abuse not only has to deal with the emotional trauma and physical pain of being sexually assaulted; their life can be put in jeopardy during an attack. That’s why nursing homes need to be held accountable when they cut back on the number of employees and leave elderly residents unattended at critical moments.
Your loved one may be afraid to report abuse because a staff member has threatened to withhold food or medication. Beyond that, an elderly resident might be ashamed to reveal that they have been a victim of sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse should not be made to suffer in silence behind closed doors. The severity of the problem demands that you be vigilant about looking for the signs of sexual abuse and speaking up when you suspect that your elderly loved one has been victimized. Barry Sugarman and his team of experienced nursing home abuse lawyers can help. We’ve represented countless families throughout NJ in an effort to protect elderly loved ones being abused in nursing homes.
If Your Elderly Loved One Has Been the Victim of Sexual Abuse in a New Jersey Nursing Home, Contact an Experienced Lawyer Today
It is important to file a lawsuit so that nursing homes understand that there are consequences for the harmful actions of employees. If you do not hold the nursing home accountable for sexual abuse of your loved one, the abuser may be allowed to continue working in the facility, or they may simply be transferred to another area of the facility. Filing a lawsuit can help to prevent other residents from being sexually abused in the future. You need to take action to stop the cycle of sexual abuse before anyone else is harmed.
If you suspect your elderly loved one’s nursing home facility of sexual abuse, contact the experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Sugarman Law. Call or email the firm today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who will fight to hold the nursing home liable for sexual abuse in your loved one’s case. Mr. Sugarman is available day or night to discuss your situation. He also has two conveniently located offices, in Marlton and Somerville, so that he can better meet your needs.
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