Sexual harassment and sexual assault can and does happen in nursing homes. Staff members who inflict sexual harassment or abuse on patients tend to pick the weakest and the most vulnerable, including those suffering from cognitive diseases. This abuse can have grave consequences including transmission of STDs, bruising and injury, depression and severe emotional trauma.
If you or a loved one has been victimized by sexual harassment or sexual assault in a nursing home, you must take action. Reporting even suspected abuse to law enforcement is essential, and it is also advisable to speak with an Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer to get help obtaining compensation from the nursing home for damages that were caused by the sexual abuse.
Atlanta, Georgia Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
Sexual harassment and sexual assault can take many forms. Any type of unwanted touching, contact or sexual acts or activities with unwilling seniors can constitute sexual abuse. Engaging in sexual activities with seniors who are no longer able to consent is also considered sexual abuse. Some of the examples of sex abuse that may occur include:
- Sexual kissing
- Unwanted penetration
- Exposing the genitals
- Sexual assault
Do You Suspect Your Loved One Is Being Subjected To Nursing Home Abuse?
If you believe your loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you should speak with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 855.GA.INJURY or 404.991.5950 to schedule your free consultation.