Nursing homes are designed to be places of care and comfort for those who are at a time in their lives when they can no longer adequately care for themselves. The thought of someone being harmed or abused in a nursing home is abhorrent, yet it happens.
If you, or someone you love, have been a victim of sexual assault, you are likely wondering: Can a nursing home sexual abuse victim file a lawsuit?
Filing a Lawsuit Against Those Responsible for Sex Abuse in a Nursing Home
Unfortunately, residents in nursing homes are extremely vulnerable to abuse. They are physically, and sometimes mentally, unable to protect themselves and fight back against abuse.
If your loved one has been sexually abused, you have every right to file a lawsuit. You can file your lawsuit against the abuser, and likely against the nursing home for allowing the abuse to occur.
Who would abuse a resident at a nursing home? The abuser could be a staff member, doctor, other health care professional, a fellow resident, or even a visitor to the nursing home. When a nursing home fails in its duty to protect its residents, it can also be held liable for the abuse.
Submitting and winning your claim requires some effort, though, so it’s advisable to obtain legal assistance with handling your nursing home sexual abuse case. Your attorney can help with investigating the abuse, gathering evidence, and putting together your lawsuit.
Connect with a Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorney
Nursing home sex abuse victims deserve justice and compensation for everything they’ve been through.
Yes, a nursing home sexual abuse victim can file a lawsuit. With the right help, you can win your case against an abuser and against the nursing home. Reach out to Lane & Lane, LLC for a free, confidential case assessment. Call us directly at 312-332-1400 or complete the secure online form below.