When you or a loved one has been harmed, you can have a nursing home sexual abuse lawyer in Greenville represent you. At Jordan Law Center, we care about the safety and well-being of people who live in care facilities. When sexual abuse occurs, the offender and those who allow the abuse should be held accountable.
Our law firm represents victims in legal claims following sexual abuse. Bringing a claim can give you answers for how the abuse was allowed to occur, accountability for offenders, and financial compensation for the victim. To talk about your situation, call 864-808-1810 or message us for a confidential consultation.
Help From an Attorney for Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Victims
Sexual abuse in a nursing home harms a victim physically and mentally. The victim may have a physical injury that requires medical attention. They may suffer from fear and depression. They may be unable to speak, or they may be threatened with keeping silent.
Sexual abuse may occur in:
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living, independent senior living facilities
- Advanced care, dementia facilities
- Home-based care, adult day care
- Outpatient senior care settings
When you need help, we invite you to talk to a Greenville nursing home sexual abuse lawyer at Jordan Law Center. We can help you take the appropriate legal action. Taking legal action may result in financial compensation, and it may prevent harm from happening to others.
Taking cases in Greenville and throughout South Carolina
We are here for you wherever you may need us. Our law firm represents clients in Greenville and across South Carolina. We’ve even handled claims in other states.
It’s our goal to serve you when and where you need us. Contact us to learn more and meet our legal team.
Signs of Sexual Abuse in a Nursing Home
When sexual abuse occurs in a nursing home, a victim may not be able or willing to report it.
Family, friends, and caregivers may notice signs and wonder if the person is a victim of abuse.
Signs of sexual abuse in a nursing home may include:
- Bleeding, bruising, trauma to the genital areas
- Sexually transmitted infections that can’t be explained
- Not wanting to be alone with caregivers
- Dislike or avoidance of a certain caregiver
- Changes in eating, sleeping, and other personal habits
- Social withdrawal, depression, anxiety
- Torn clothing, clothing thrown where it wouldn’t usually be
Why Does Sexual Abuse Happen in Nursing Homes?
Sexual abuse can include physical assault like touching a person’s genitals without a medical reason, but it may also include other behaviors like photographing someone’s body parts, or emotional abuse of a sexual nature.
Reasons that sexual abuse may occur in nursing homes include:
- Residents may be physically frail and unable to fight back.
- Isolation from social relationships. Offenders may think their actions will go unnoticed.
- Cognitive impairment may make a person incapable of consenting to sexual activity.
- Communication challenges may prevent a person from reporting abuse.
- If abuse is systemic, a victim may be aware that sexual abuse was not addressed appropriately in the past.
- Offenders may be left alone with patients.
- Administrators may foster a culture of indifference.
Compassionate legal services, relentless representation
Here are some reasons to choose Jordan Law Center:
- We care. We truly care about nursing home residents and their welfare. This compassion gives us a sense of purpose in our work.
- A record of success. William Ashley Jordan III, is a young attorney with an accomplished record of litigation. He’s taken cases through trial, with great success. Our team is ready to pursue your case until it is complete.
- Results matter. Millions recovered on behalf of our clients. We can’t promise results, but you can expect us to pursue justice for you.
- Compassion. Our services are compassionate. You can expect us to communicate with you and treat you with kindness throughout the process. We’re always available to discuss things and answer questions.
- Knowledgeable services. We know the laws and procedures that are critical to making a claim a success.
Legal Rights for Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Victims
Too many nursing homes don’t do enough to prevent sexual abuse. They might say that they have a no-tolerance policy for abuse, but then do little about it.
Too often, the victim who bravely reports the abuse is simply moved to another location, and the abuse is allowed to continue.
Nursing home sexual abuse victims have important rights. When a care facility acts negligently in ways that allow abuse to harm its residents, it can and should be held accountable.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Start with a free consultation with a Greenville nursing home sexual abuse lawyer. We believe nursing home sexual abuse victims should always be able to talk to an attorney.