You may hear stories about nursing home abuse and never think twice about the possible sexual abuse of a loved one. However, sexual abuse is more common than you may think. Any act of a sexual nature is considered abuse and should be investigated by a nursing home abuse attorney.
Sexual abuse can come in many forms. Some of the more common acts are:
- forced nudity;
- jokes and stories of a sexual nature;
- unwanted touching; and
- showing a resident pornographic images.
Look for possible signs of sexual abuse. If the sexual abuse is forceful in nature, you may notice physical signs on your loved one, such as bruising in the breast and thigh areas, discomfort when sitting, genital itching, bleeding from the anus or vagina, or even diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease.
If you notice any of these signs, or if your loved one mentions any potential sexual abuse, listen and take notes. Seek medical attention for your loved one. Report anything suspicious to the nursing home immediately and contact a nursing home abuse attorney to look into your case.
If you or a loved one was a victim of sexual abuse in a nursing home, contact nursing home abuse attorney firm Gray & White. They are highly knowledgeable of the Kentucky nursing home laws and can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact them today at 1-502-210-8942.