Sexual Abuse in Washington Nursing Homes
Call a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in WA: (888) 832-7465
Many instances of nursing home abuse involve mistreatment in multiple forms,
including physical, financial,
emotional, and even sexual. Elder sexual abuse is defined as non-consensual sexual
conduct against an individual over the age of 60.
Examples of elder sexual abuse:
- Unwanted touching
- Sexual assault/battery
- Forced nudity
- Photographing a victim in a sexually explicit manner
Because it is hard for victims to speak up about their own abuse, it is
important that family members seek justice on their behalf. If you suspect
that a nursing home staff member is sexually abusing your loved one, it
is important that you call a Washington nursing home sexual abuse attorney
at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender immediately to see what you can do
to fight back. We can help you investigate the matter and file a claim
to hold the negligent parties accountable.
Know If Your Loved One Is Being Sexually Abused
The elderly are often easy targets for offenders because many elderly victims
have difficulty with memory, communication, and are in diminished health.
This is why it is up to you as their loved ones to be proactive in recognizing
and reporting any symptoms that may indicate whether abuse has occurred.
Your loved one may be suffering from sexual abuse if you notice:
- Clothing stained with blood
- Ripped clothing
- Depression and withdrawal
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Bruising and/or bleeding in the genitals
- Bruising in the inner thighs, breasts, or buttocks
- Heightened anxiety and fear of a staff member
High-Powered Advocacy from Washington Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you have evidence of your loved one being abused sexually by a nursing
home staff or other member of the institution, talk to our trusted team
at SGB. We have been advocating for elders' rights for over 45 years.
As one of the largest injury firms in the Pacific Northwest, we can bring
to each case our unparalleled legal insight and resources.
at (888) 832-7465 to protect your elder from sexual abuse today.