Our nursing home abuse lawyers represent residents and their families in sexual abuse cases against skilled nursing care facilities throughout the entire State of Michigan. Resident sex abuse and rape are all too common but remain out of the public spotlight. These despicable acts cause great harm to the residents and give rise to substantial nursing home lawsuits.
Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse due to their medical conditions, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Rape and sex abuse is perpetrated by staff members, other nursing home residents, and even outside visitors to the facility. Many of these incidents unreported and undocumented because the resident is unable to communicate to others that they were the victim of abuse and there were no eyewitnesses to the attack.
Michigan nursing homes are required by law to screen potential employees for their past criminal records, but quite often prior sex offenders are not screened and are given employment at the facility. These individuals prey on the residents who are unable to protect themselves and cannot speak out against these disgusting acts. Other times, other residents in the same facility commit these acts of abuse when they are not being properly watched or monitored by the staff.
Nursing Home Sex Abuse Lawsuits
When a resident is sexually abused by a staff member or other person at a nursing home, the resident and family can file a a sexual abuse lawsuit. These cases seek compensation and settlements against the facility for failing to protect the resident from harm. Abused residents suffer major setbacks in their mental status and often develop post-traumatic stress syndrome which makes if very difficult to find them suitable housing when they leave their current facility.
Contact Our Michigan Nursing Home Sex Abuse Attorneys
Our Michigan nursing home sex abuse lawyers vigorously pursue these cases and perform our own independent investigations. These investigations often turn up more information than those performed by local police and state regulators. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or complete the Get Help Now box on this page and press Review My Case. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney will be in contact with you shortly. There are no fees necessary to speak with one of our attorneys and go over your options. In fact, if we believe you have a case against the facility, we will pay all case costs and fees and you will owe nothing unless we are able to reach a settlement for you. There is nothing to lose!