Oklahoma City Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

It’s a difficult decision to place a loved one into a nursing home when their care needs exceed family capability. Still, we entrust the nursing home staff to care for our elderly loved ones with skill, compassion, and respect for their dignity. Learning that an elderly family member has suffered egregious sexual abuse while in the care of a nursing home, is devastating for the entire family, and sometimes leads to serious physical and emotional injury to the vulnerable nursing home resident.

If your elderly loved one experienced sexual abuse while in the care of a nursing home facility, you’re understandably outraged. Call the Oklahoma City nursing home abuse lawyers at Dan Davis Law today for a free confidential case consultation so we can help you take legal action.

Why Choose Us for Your Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Case in Oklahoma City?

For three decades, the dedicated advocates at Dan Davis Law in Oklahoma City have applied the most assertive legal strategies to hold nursing homes accountable for their harmful actions, including physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse against residents in their care. We provide substantial advantages in your case including the following:

  • Free case consultations and contingency-based payments so you owe nothing until after we win or settle your case
  • Personalized attention from a team of attorneys dedicated to holding nursing home administrators and staff accountable for all forms of abuse, including sexual abuse
  • A track record of success in recovering over $400 million in damages for injury victims in Oklahoma, including those harmed by nursing home abuse
  • Prompt action on your case and open communication throughout every step of the process

When a vulnerable loved one suffers this appalling form of abuse, it’s devasting to their physical and emotional health. The injury victim and their loved ones have a right to seek justice, including in a claim for damages to hold the wrongdoer and the nursing home administrator or owner accountable.

How Does Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Occur?

According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, seniors in nursing homes are vulnerable to sexual abuse by staff members, other residents, and sometimes others on the property such as those visiting other family members or criminals who illegally enter the facility. Those seniors who suffer from dementia or cognitive decline are especially vulnerable because they may be unable to report the injury.

Sexual abuse is the most rarely reported type of nursing home abuse, making up only a small percentage of reported abuses like physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Only 1.9% of residents report sexual abuse and less than one percent of staff members have reported sexual abuse in their facilities. Despite more than 16,000 reports of nursing home sexual abuse since 2,000, experts believe sexual abuse is widely underreported due to shame, stigma, and fear of reprisals.

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Signs of Sexual Abuse in Nursing Home Residents

The vulnerable elderly may be physically, cognitively, or emotionally unable to report their sexual abuse to nursing home administrators or loved ones. It’s essential for family members to watch for signs of all types of nursing home abuse, including appalling cases of sexual abuse against the elderly. Signs of abuse include the following:

  • Bruises, fractures, and other unexplained injuries
  • Bleeding and bruising on private parts
  • Bruises on the breasts or chest
  • Broken personal items like dentures and eyeglasses
  • Unkempt appearance and soiled sheets
  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Changes in personality
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Reluctance to speak in front of staff members

Sexual abuse is the hardest type of abuse for victims to report even when they are cognitively able to explain their abuse to family members. Victims of this type of nursing home physical abuse experience grave emotional harm as well as physical injuries.

Call Dan Davis Law to Speak to an Oklahoma City Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorney About Your Case

Our confidential consultations mean your loved one’s case is treated with deep compassion, understanding, and the assertive attention your family deserves. Reach out to the client advocates at Dan Davis Law for help so we can take prompt action on your family member’s behalf and become a powerful voice for justice.