Physical Or Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes
Nothing can be more worrisome than walking into a nursing home to find your loved one with unexplained bruising or lacerations. Even more troubling is when your loved one tells you that he or she has been physically or sexually assaulted in the nursing home. Physical and sexual abuse is a serious problem in nursing homes. Residents are often vulnerable, leaving them open to physical and sexual abuse by other residents and staff.
No amount of physical or sexual abuse is OK. If you find unexplained bruises on your loved one, it is important to call an attorney right away. Things to watch for include:
- Unexplained bruising
- Unexplained changes in behavior
- Your loved one telling you that something has happened to him or her, even if he or she has dementia or other cognitive diseases
The quicker the response from a family member, the better chance that the physical and/or sexual abuse will stop. We can stand by your side during this difficult time and provide the help you need to ensure that your loved one is protected.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been a victim of physical or sexual abuse in an Illinois nursing home or hospital, you may be entitled to compensation. To schedule a no-cost consultation at Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, in Arlington Heights, please call us at 847-640-1676 or complete our online contact form. You owe us no fees unless we win your case.