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Dec 9, 2020 by |

California and San Francisco Elder Abuse Law Attorney: Sexual Assaults Of The Elderly

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Sexual Assaults Of The Elderly

Assaults Constitute Elder Abuse

Institutionalized Seniors Are Vulnerable

Just last week, San Francisco police arrested an individual for the alleged attempted rape of a 73-year-old woman.[1]  In the particular arrest the senior was outside on the street at 7AM. But institutionalized seniors are also vulnerable to sexual attacks even in the very facilities that are supposed to care for and protect them.  The elder abuse litigators at Evans Law Firm. Inc. represent victims of any kind of elder abuse including sexual assault and hold all persons, including the owners and managers of any nursing home facility, responsible for the injury if that is where the attack occurs.  Call us today at (415)441-8669 if any senior loved one has suffered any kind of elder abuse here in San Francisco or elsewhere in California.

Cases of Rape and Sexual Assault in Nursing Homes

Dementia sufferers and bedridden patients are at the highest risk of sexual assault in nursing homes and other resident care facilities.  For the most part, such elderly patients are powerless to defend themselves and unable to communicate what has happened to them.  Their cognitive impairment may be so severe that there are not conscious of the assault or rape.  There are monstrous persons ready to take advantage of their condition to perform horrific and lewd acts on thee most vulnerablevictims.

What You Can Do To Protect Loved Ones

To protect any loved one in  nursing facility start by running a citations check on the facility on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website and the California Department of Public Health website.  If there have been citations of abuse against the facility, you can read the citations and find out what was alleged.  Surveillance cameras in a senior’s room are permitted under California law and many families are using those now particularly since the pandemic makes frequent, in-person visits dangerous. Whenever you suspect any kind of elder abuse of a loved one, including sexual abuse, call elder law counsel like the elder abuse litigators at Evans Law Firm immediately.

Contact Us

Elder abuse claims have strict time period in which cases must be initiated so call Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at once if you suspect something is wrong.  Ingrid and our other elder abuse lawyers have years of experience with elder abuse cases, including nursing home abuse and sexual abuse cases.  You can call our lawyers at (415) 441-8669, or email us at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. 

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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