Michigan Sexual Abuse Lawyers
Our Michigan nursing home injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving sexual abuse in hospitals, nursing homes and assited living facilities in Michigan. One type of nursing home abuse that is all too common but for some reason stays of the public spotlight is the sexual abuse of nursing home residents. These despicable acts cause great harm to the residents and give rise to substantial nursing home lawsuits. A resident who is sexually abused does have legal rights under Michigan law.
Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable due to their medical conditions, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This makes these residents vulnerable to sex abuse by staff members and other nursing home residents. In addition, nursing home residents are often weak and unable to communicate to others the fact that they have been sexually victimized, and therefore, many of these incidents are unreported.
Michigan nursing homes are required by law to screen potential employees for their past criminal records, but quite often prior sex offenders are not screened and are given employment at the facility. These individuals prey on the residents who are unable to protect themselves and cannot speak out against these disgusting acts. When a resident is sexually abused by a staff member, a sexual abuse lawsuit can be filed against the Michigan nursing home.
Our Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers vigorously pursue these cases and perform our own independent investigations. These investigations often turn up more information than those performed by local police and state regulators. These lawsuits seek compensation for the resident and the family for the injuries suffered from the abuse. They also serve to prevent such a tragedy from happening to another resident in the future
Sexual abuse is a form of nursing home neglect and action should be taken immediately. If a loved one has suffered from sexual abuse in a Michigan nursing home, call our office now at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on your case instantly gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. We will also get you the real answers as to what happenned and how it happenned.
We have a top track record of successful settlements and verdicts in nursing home neglect cases in Michigan and we can do the same for you. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs until you win a settlement. Call now!
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