Sexual assault and sexual abuse happens at nursing homes (as well as similar health care facilities such as assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospices, etc.) The Chicago Nursing Home Sexual Abuse And Sexual Assault page discusses various aspects of these sex crimes, including signs that might indicate such incidents are happening.
A nursing home resident may be a victim of such sex crimes performed by either nursing home staff or another nursing home resident.
A recent situation at a Florida nursing home has raised concerns of a possible sexual assault. Concerns arose after the nursing home resident – a 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s and dementia – complained to her daughter that she was pregnant and experiencing pain in her pelvic region. Upon being taken to a medical facility, she was found to have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), which is one sign that can indicate a sexual assault has occurred. An investigation began.
This situation is discussed in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article of July 18, 2014 titled “Daytona police, attorneys butt heads in investigation of possible sex crimes at healthcare facility” as well as the July 25 McKnight’s article titled “Rape investigation blocked by nursing home’s HIPAA concerns, authorities say.”
Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
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