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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