Can I Sue a Nursing Home For Sexual Abuse by an Employee?
Sexual assault lawyer Brian Kent helps sexual assault victims take legal action against sexual predators and negligent third parties, such as nursing homes that have failed to protect their residents from sexual abuse by employees. Here are some thoughts from Brian on the legal rights of these victims:
In nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the safety and wellbeing of residents must come before all else. While we want to believe that our elderly loved ones are safe in nursing homes, the sad reality is that abuse and neglect are serious problems affecting facilities throughout the country. When a nursing home resident is sexually abused by an employee, it’s important to investigate both the employee and the facility itself.
Some nursing home abuse cases are preventable and only happen because of negligence by the nursing home. For example, a nursing home could be considered negligent for ignoring previous complaints of inappropriate behavior by an employee who was later arrested for sexually abusing a resident. In cases of negligence, nursing home abuse victims and their families may have a case for a lawsuit against the nursing home.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused at a nursing home, you can learn more about your legal options – including a possible nursing home abuse lawsuit – in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers.
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