One of the most devastating discoveries a family member could make about a loved one is that he or she was the victim of sexual abuse in a nursing home. No one can prepare a family for this type of trauma. It is unimaginable and may leave you wondering what can be done.

If your loved one was the victim of sexual abuse, you may be entitled to file a Kentucky nursing home abuse claim. This heinous form of abuse should see justice done through legal action against the perpetrator(s).

A Louisville nursing home abuse attorney will take the time to sit down with you and discuss your case to determine if you should proceed with filing a Kentucky nursing home abuse claim.

An Understanding of Sexual Abuse in a Nursing Home

When it comes to nursing home abuse we most often tend to think of physical abuse, such as slapping or using other forms of physical assault. However, residents of a nursing home can suffer all types of abuse including emotional, financial and sexual.

Sexual abuse in a nursing home can occur in different forms from inappropriate touching, to assault and even rape. Unfortunately, the elderly can be easy targets because of their vulnerability or frailty. 

In addition, a nursing home staff member may not have been properly screened before hiring. A staff member may have a past criminal record or be psychologically unstable. There may have even been questionable behaviors displayed by the staff member that have been ignored or passed off.

This can make not only the perpetrator at fault for the abuse but the nursing home facility as well. In this case you may be able to hold more than one party liable for your loved one's injuries.

Since this type of case can be extremely complicated and sensitive, you want to know you have the help of an experienced Louisville nursing home abuse attorney with whom you can discuss the details of your Kentucky nursing home abuse claim in confidence.

Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?

If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.

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Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law