Our nursing home abuse lawyers in Michigan file lawsuits on behalf of nursing home residents who are sexually abused while living at skilled nursing care facility. Although this may sound surprising, sexual abuse of nursing home residents is a more common type of elder abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home residents are very vulnerable to sexual abuse based upon their conditions and become easy victims based upon their inability to speak or protect themselves.
Sexual abuse by a nursing home staff member occurs for a number of reasons. First, the nursing home may fail to conduct a thorough background check of an employee before hiring the person to work at the facility. There are many different types of employees working at the facility, ranging from a nursing aid to a janitor, and the failure to properly screen employees for criminal backgrounds is fairly common. The nursing home employees often help the residents bathe, dress, and go to the bathroom which gives them the opportunity to commit sexual abuse on the resident. When a resident is sexually abused by a staff member, a lawsuit can be filed against the nursing home.
Nursing home patients are also subject to sexual abuse by other residents. Co-ed settings in nursing homes put patients at risk for abuse by other residents in the same facility. Residents who are weak and unable to resist abuse or unable to communicate are an easy target for sexual abuse by another resident. When sexual abuse occurs from another resident, this also provides a basis for a nursing home lawsuit.
When you contact our office to investigate a case involving sexual abuse at a Michigan nursing home, we thoroughly investigate the case and advise you of the best possible legal recourse to take on behalf of the resident. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or enter your information in the orange Contact Box on this page and press Click to Send. We will be in contact with you shortly.
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