Redlands Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home sexual abuse is a terrible crime that profoundly impact the most vulnerable members of our society. Fortunately, in California the survivor of a crime such as nursing home sexual abuse has the right to pursue justice and compensation against the facility responsible.
Attorney Joel Bryant has dedicated his career toward helping nursing home abuse survivors speak out against their perpetrators. We provide caring, compassionate and confidential legal representation to elder sexual abuse survivors in the City of Redlands, California. If you believe you have a case, whether you are the survivor or it is an elderly relative, contact us to arrange a free consultation. We help nursing home sexual abuse survivors move forward.
Why Choose Us?
- We care about our clients and their stories. Attorney Joel Bryant takes the time to get to know the person behind the case so he can better express the client’s story to a jury.
- We have members with years of experience. With over 15 years of experience, several awards and accolades, and a history of success, we have what it takes to represent your case.
- We accept most Redlands nursing home sexual abuse cases on a contingency fee basis.
What Is Nursing Home Sexual Abuse? Who Are the Perpetrators?
Nursing home sexual abuse specifically refers to sexual assault, abuse and misconduct against elderly residents living in a nursing home. Elder sexual abuse in general refers to this crime against anyone who is 65 or older. It can describe sexual contact of any kind with a senior who did not consent or cannot communicate his or her consent due to a mental or physical disability. It can refer to any type of sexual assault, including rape and attempted rape. Nursing home sexual abuse may go hand-in-hand with physical and/or mental elder abuse.
Individuals most at risk of nursing home sexual abuse are those who are young seniors and females. Residents with physical limitations who cannot defend themselves, as well as those with mental conditions such as dementia, are also frequent targets. Criminals who commit elder sexual abuse are often people who have unsupervised access to the victim, such as caregivers, nurses, nursing home staff members, friends and relatives. Statistics show that the most common culprit is the elderly victim’s caregiver.
What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse?
A large number of nursing home sexual abuse survivors do not report the crime to authorities. Underreporting may be due to verbal or communicative incapacities, mental conditions that cause memory loss, fear of retaliation from the perpetrator, or fear of not being believed. It is often up to relatives and loved ones to check in on nursing home residents to look for possible signs of sexual abuse.
- Pelvic or genital injuries
- Pain when walking or sitting
- Bloody or torn undergarments
- Unkempt appearance
- Signs of malnutrition, dehydration or neglect
- Signs of physical abuse
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Symptoms of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression
- Panic attacks
- Withdrawal from favorite hobbies and people
- Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
Ask your loved one directly if he or she has experienced any form of abuse while at a nursing home in Redlands. Take all allegations of sexual assault against a nursing home employee, caregiver or another party seriously. Call 911 to file an official report. Report the matter to authorities at the nursing home as well. Get your loved one medical care immediately. Then, contact Attorney Joel Bryant for a free legal consultation.
Speak to a Redlands Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorney for Free Today
Joel Bryant looks out for the elderly residents of Redlands and the surrounding communities. He is passionate about bringing violent perpetrators who commit sexual and physical assault against the elderly to justice. If you or a loved one is a nursing home sexual assault survivor, do not hesitate to contact us about legal representation. Our law firm may be able to help your family demand justice and financial compensation. Call (619) 239-7900 today for a free case review.