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What you need to know about sexual abuse in nursing homes

Posted on November 28, 2014 2:17 pm under Nursing Home Abuse

A study by the National Center on Elder Abuse on a sample of 200 adult women residents with a disability revealed 53% had experienced sexual abuse. Despite its prevalence, however, sexual abuse remains one of the most under-reported, understudied and misconceived forms of abuse occurring in nursing homes across the country today.

Report to authorities immediately if you notice any of these signs that may indicate that your loved one is being sexually abused:

  • Emergence of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Bloodied or torn undergarments
  • Bleeding, bruises, or any injury in the genital area
  • Pelvic pain, injury
  • Behavioral agitation, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder

Our team of nursing home abuse attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believes perpetrators of sexual abuse against any nursing home resident should be punished to the full extent permitted by law. If you believe a nursing home staff member in Wisconsin has sexually abused your loved one, call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn the possible legal actions you may take to seek justice and compensation.