Sacramento Sexual Elder Abuse Attorney
Fighting for Elders' Rights in Northern California
Because of their weakness and vulnerability, elderly people are not always capable of defending themselves from elder abuse. Such maltreatment can occur at home with family, or it can be committed in a nursing home or assisted living facility. One kind of abuse that some victims suffer is sexual abuse, which can also be committed by other patients. Resident-on-resident abuse of every kind is possible, and sexual abuse is no exception. Get advice and representation from a Sacramento sexual elder abuse lawyer immediately if you or someone you know is experiencing such abuse.
Get Help for a Sexually Abused Elder
While in a nursing home, patients may be forced to engage in sexual acts, either by a member of the staff or another resident. Abusers may attempt to protect themselves by claiming that the victim gave consent, but this does not always mean that it was not sexual harassment or abuse. Even if an "of age" person consents to sexual activity, it is not recognized in a law suit if the person was threatened or forced to "give their consent." Elderly people can be subjected to such emotional abuse before being sexually abused. If you suspect that someone you love is being treated this way, call Newman Law Group LLP today.
Contact a Sexual Elder Abuse Lawyer in Sacramento
With a decade of experience in the field, we are more than capable of handling any elder abuse or nursing home abuse case you may be facing. Find out for yourself by scheduling your free case evaluation today.
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After a critical two months where our client was not bathed and multiple changes of condition went uncommunicated, unreported, and uncared for, she was ambulance out to an Emergency Room, where her doctors and family were shocked to find that she had a stage IV sacral decubitus ulcer.
Unbeknownst to prospective residents and their families, this defendant RCFE chain was willing to systematically violate laws and its own policies designed to protect vulnerable elders. Willing to admit scores of profitable, high need residents (such as our client), and leave them at the mercy of a few unqualified, untrained and overburdened caregivers.
Through exhaustive investigation, we found that our client’s death was not the result of a few isolated mistakes by care-givers. Rather, it was the result of this corporate facility’s policies prioritizing occupancy and revenue, while ignoring staff training, staff supervision, and the quality of care being delivered.
While eating dinner at a Skilled Nursing Facility, our client was confronted by another resident who punched him, resulting in our client’s tragic death. The other resident had resided at the facility for five months, and over the course of those five months had engaged in numerous altercations with other residents, including two altercations that occurred in the 24-hour period before he assaulted and killed our client.
During our client’s roughly ten-week stay at a skilled nursing facility, he would suffer 8 falls, lose twenty (20) pounds, and develop an unstageable left heel pressure ulcer and a stage II coccyx pressure ulcer due to the facility’s reckless neglect. He was transferred to the hospital, where he was found severely dehydrated, his left heel wound required debridement for eschar and gangrene, and for the first time, a stage II coccyx ulcer was identified.
Our 84-year-old client was the victim of financial elder abuse related to a number of transactions, including the purchase of a home. The Defendant's real estate agents, lender, and escrow company all failed to protect our client throughout the process of purchasing the home, which was orchestrated by a woman who fraudulently siphoned off our client’s entire life savings.