Skip to Content

PHONE: 415-441-8669 | TOLL FREE: 888-50EVANS
Free Initial Consultation Available

May 28, 2020 by |

Alameda County and California Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys: Nursing Home Residents At Risk of Rape and Sexual Assault

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

Sexual Assault, Rape, And Other Intentional Abuse

Dementia Patients Especially at Risk

Tragically, incidents of sexual assault and rape of nursing home residents are more and more in the news. The Alameda County elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. believe that nursing homes, owners, administrators and staff should be held accountable for any kind of abuse of nursing home residents, whether intentional abuse such as rape, assault, or overmedication, or neglect, abandonment or injuries sustained from wandering/elopement. If you or someone you know is suffering elder abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call the elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.

Just recently an aide was arrested for the alleged sexual assault and elder abuse of a nursing home resident after another aide who witnessed the alleged assault informed authorities. According to a news report, detectives believe there are more victims and are continuing their investigation.  Approximately 16,000 reports of sexual abuse in nursing homes have been made over the last decades according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This figure may be grossly understated as many incidents may go unreported. Eighty percent of the time, the aggressor is a caregiver, according to those same statistics.

During current COVID-19 emergency conditions, visits to your loved one in a nursing home may be limited. You might want to consider installing a Granny cam in their room and the home administrator can explain the procedures. Cameras are allowed in nursing home rooms in California. You also may be able to FaceTime or Zoom with your loved ones if the technology is available and someone can help them connect to those services.  Whatever you do, try to find a good way to stay in touch.  If you suspect any form of abuse, report it to the authorities and call elder counsel like the California nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm to help you and the victim obtain all available remedies under California law from those responsible, including awards of attorneys’ fees and costs for bringing your elder abuse action.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of abuse or neglect from a caregiver or while residing in a nursing home or other care facility in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other nursing home abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum SuperLawyers Badge Best Lawyers Badge Avvo Lawyer Badge

Our Passion For Justice

415-441-8669 888-50EVANS
Evans Law Logo

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

Star icons

"The Evans Law Firm has great attorneys that are relentless, with exemplary performance and energy devoted to my case. My case would not have resolved without Ms. Evans - a tireless attorney that will not give up or stop until the case is resolved successfully."