Sexual abuse and sexual assault does occur at nursing homes, and it can be committed either by other residents or by staff members. On this site, sexual abuse and assault – primarily that has either occurred or alleged to have occurred in Illinois nursing homes – are seen in posts in the “nursing home sexual abuse and assaults” category. Additionally, the topic is also discussed on the “Chicago Nursing Home Sexual Abuse And Sexual Assault” page.
On that page, numerous “signs” of nursing home sexual abuse and assault are discussed. While such incidents can be difficult to detect – especially if it is occurring to nursing home patients who can’t communicate that they are being victimized – there can be ways to determine if sex crimes are being committed.
One of the ways, as discussed on the page mentioned above, is if the nursing home resident has contracted a sexually transmitted disease, or whether various other signs of sexual assault are present.
A recent lawsuit that alleges sexual assault occurred at a Richton Park nursing home is discussed in the Chicago Sun-Times article of December 9, 2016 titled “Suit claims woman, 63, was raped at Richton Park nursing home.” An excerpt from the article:
The suit claims the woman “developed a sexually transmitted disease as a result of being raped” while admitted, but does not specify when the alleged attack happened or who carried it out.
Additional details concerning this Illinois nursing home lawsuit can be seen in the article.
Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
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In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.
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