There are many forms of abuse the elderly can suffer when they are cared for by a paid care taker. One form of abuse the elderly can suffer is sexual abuse while in the hands of, or improperly restrained by those responsible for their care. Any type of elder physical abuse is distressing for them and their family when entrusted to an elder care provider. Sexual abuse is one of the forms of abuse and it can vary in degree, it can be unwanted sexual advances, sexual harassment, molestation or sexual intercourse the elderly patient suffers. This is a crime that needs to be reported and to provide a safe environment for the elderly sexual abuse victim.
Where the Liability Fall for Elder Sexual Abuse
Many attacks of sexual abuse goes unreported and elderly sexual abuse can occur by a paid care taker, the nursing home staff member or even another resident. This is a direct violation of the elderly person’s constitutional rights and the care taker or nursing home and nursing home staff member needs to be held accountable for their actions. This is a degrading act the sexually abused elderly person has suffered and one that can go unreported due to emotional upset and the fear of public embarrassment. The elderly victim of sexual abuse needs to report this wrongful act and if they are unable to their family needs to report it and hold the negligent parties responsible.
The Sexual Abuser Needs to Be Held Responsible
The elderly person that has been sexually abused or their family need to hold the sexual abuser responsible for their wrongful act that is an infringement of the elderly persons rights. This is a crime and the sexual abuser needs to be held accountable and this means having an experienced lawyer. This is a type of abuse that is violating and humiliating and can cause undo emotional stress on the elderly resident or care taker. The guilty sexual abuse criminal needs to be punished for their crime that is degrading and unprofessional. Look for signs like unexplained bruising.
To hold the sexual abuse criminal responsible for their degrading act the Elder Sexual Abuse Lawyers can be reached for a consultation at 888-400-9721.