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Tucson Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Nursing home residents can become the victims of sexual abuse when they are forced to engage in unwanted sexual conduct. Sexual abuse of the elderly is a particularly troubling type of abuse in nursing homes, and it is more common than one might expect. According to one study, of all elder abuse cases, 70.7% of these cases occurred within nursing homes. With this type of abuse comes a wide variety of physical and mental injuries. The suffering that sexual abuse forces upon loved ones is excruciating for the entire family to endure.

Unfortunately, the criminal justice system is often ineffective when it comes to nursing home sexual abuse cases. According to studies conducted by the National Institute of Justice, the older the victim, the less likely the sexual offender will be convicted. The likelihood of conviction was decreased further when the elderly victim was abused while as a resident at a nursing home.  It is shameful that our criminal justice system will not confront this issue, but this does not also mean that the civil courts turn a blind eye to justice.

If you believe your loved one was sexually abused in a nursing home, the Tucson nursing home sexual abuse lawyers of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. are here to help. We will fight for you where the criminal justice system will not. We will hold the nursing home and all responsible parties accountable so that fair compensation can be awarded for the suffering endured by your loved one. Do not hesitate to call the attorneys of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today at (520) 529-1515 so that we can discuss the legal implications of the sexual abuse inflicted on your loved one.

Why Do I Need to Consult a Lawyer?

We trust nursing homes to provide the care and attention necessary to keep our loved ones healthy and happy. When this trust is broken, we are rightfully upset and heartbroken. In the most extreme cases, this trust is shattered when we find out or suspect that our loved ones are the victims of sexual abuse while they are residents in the nursing home.

No one likes to think or talk about the sexual abuse of the elderly. However, if this happens to your loved one, it becomes a serious issue, and you need help as quickly as possible. A skilled and experienced nursing home abuse attorney will not only handle the legal problems with this tough issue, but they will also help you get through this tough time. At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have years of experience helping the victims of sexual abuse in the nursing home get fair compensation for their suffering. Please do not wait to hesitate to call us today at (520) 529-1515 and we will get you the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C.?

At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have years of experience helping the victims of sexual abuse in the nursing home and the victims’ families. We understand how difficult this issue can be, and we are here to offer the best legal representation and provide the care and compassion your family needs to get through this tough time.

Our compassionate attorneys understand the family dynamic and how a devastating event like abuse of an elderly family member can have consequences for everyone. In addition to being a family business, we have always put our clients’ interests first. You need our experience and skill on your side to get fair compensation for your loved one’s nursing home sexual abuse case. Please contact the Tucson nursing home sexual abuse lawyers of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today, and we will fight for the rights of you and your loved one in this dark and trying time.

Dangers of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

Nursing home sexual abuse is difficult to uncover because the elderly victims of sexual abuse often have medical conditions that impair their memory or perception. Moreover, the victims of this type of sexual abuse will frequently have some sort of condition that makes them unable to express disapproval or lack of consent.

In addition to being tough to detect, the sexual abuse of nursing home residents can cause both physical and psychological injuries. Physical injuries can include bruises, scars, cuts, or even the emergence of sexually transmitted diseases.Psychological injuries can include panic attacks, extreme agitation, and depression.

Unfortunately, criminals see the elderly as easy targets. Elderly individuals are sometimes not as physically or mentally capable of defending themselves from attacks. Moreover, a criminal might believe that an elderly individual in a nursing home would not be a credible voice or competent to testify at a criminal trial. These are some reasons why sexual abuse in the nursing home is such a difficult and complicated issue to address.

There are many physical and mental symptoms caused by the sexual abuse of the elderly. At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have seen the following symptoms when our client’s loved ones were sexually abused in nursing homes:

  • Pain, bruising, and skin tearing around the pelvic area and breasts
  • Torn or stained clothing
  • Physical signs of the victim being restrained
  • Fear, anger, and insomnia
  • Depression
  • Other behavioral changes

Regardless of the symptoms, whether they are physical or mental, your loved one should not be forced to suffer without fair compensation. If you believe your loved one was the victim of sexual abuse while in a nursing home, please call the Tucson nursing home sexual abuse lawyers of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today at (520) 529-1515, and we will fight for your loved one’s rights.

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If you suspect that your loved one was the victim of sexual abuse while in a nursing home, please contact the attorneys of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today. We have the skill and experience you need on your side to help recover from the negligent nursing home. We understand that the sexual abuse of your loved one is terribly devastating. You and your loved one should not be forced to suffer without getting justice. Please call the Tucson nursing home abuse lawyers today at (520) 529-1515, and we will help you get through this challenging time. You and your family do not have to suffer alone.

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