Sexual Abuse of the Elderly
Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm for New York & New Jersey
Health problems and mobility limitations cause many residents of assisted
living facilities and care homes to be among the most vulnerable members
of society. Unfortunately, there are individuals who exploit this vulnerability.
If your loved one was the victim of sexual abuse in a nursing home or
long-term care facility, our team at
Morelli Law Firm is here to help you. Our aggressive and respected attorneys are prepared
to stand up for you and to fight relentlessly for your rights and the
compensation you deserve. We are passionate about holding those responsible
for predatory behavior accountable for their actions.
All situations of abuse or neglect in nursing homes or by trusted caretakers
are reprehensible, but perhaps none more so than those that involve the
sexual abuse or exploitation of the victim. It can often be hard to identify
situations of sexual abuse because the victim may be made to feel threatened
into silence by his or her predator. If your elderly relative is living
in a nursing home, be on the lookout for signs of abuse such as sudden
changes in attitude and behavior, bloody clothing, or unexplained bruises
and cuts - especially if they are symmetrical on both sides of the body.
Observe your loved one's interactions with staff members and watch
for any signs of tension, fear, or intimidation.
Legal Help Is a Phone Call Away
If you feel suspicious, never be afraid to contact management or to talk
to staff members or other residents. Nothing is more important than removing
your loved one from an abusive or dangerous situation. Speak with a caring
and knowledgeable New York and New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyer from
our team at Morelli Law Firm for advice about your legal
rights at this time. We have more than a century of experience in this
area of the law.
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today to schedule a