Buckfire & Buckfire P.C has experience with filing lawsuits on behalf of families for sexual abuse of dementia patients at a Michigan nursing home. In fact, unknown to many, sexual abuse is very common in our long-term care system. Many elderly, who have dementia, are exceptionally vulnerable to sexual predators.
Michigan nursing homes can easily claim that the complaints of sexual abuse are the manifestations of dementia or delusional thought processes. Even when sexual abuse is apparent, nursing homes rarely act to preserve important evidence and there are rarely credible eye witnesses that are willing to come forward and testify to physical or sexual abuse. If you suspect that your loved one who suffers from dementia is being sexually abuse, it is very important that you contact an experienced nursing home neglect attorney immediately to discuss your case.
Michigan Nursing Home Residents Sexually Abused By Other Residents
Resident to resident sexual abuse is more common than staff sexual assaults upon residents. Many nursing home residents with dementia may act out sexually and inappropriately, but this does not constitute the assault. Sexual abuse by a stranger or visitor can occur where the nursing home has not provided adequate security to protect its residents. While a nursing home should generally accommodate visitors request to see patients, even at odd hours, they have an obligation to make sure that the visitors are not dangerous or otherwise causing harm to the residents. Nursing homes generally track the individuals who visit the facility, but in busy nursing homes this may not be consistently done.
Prevent Sexual Abuse of Dementia Residents in Michigan Nursing Homes
Even though most nursing homes staff undertakes background checks, which should reveal the existence of any prior crimes, these background checks are usually limited in scope and may not pull up convictions in other states. Sexual abuse in the nursing home setting can be committed by staff members, other residents or on occasion by visitors. In cases where sexual abuse has been performed by a staff member, the facility may take the position that it should not be held liable for the criminal conduct of its employee, if such criminal conduct was never authorized by the nursing home. This act of abuse is unacceptable and the nursing home is responsible for proper supervision of their residents and appropriate behavior from their staff.
No Fee Promise For Michigan Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home abuse case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyer
If your loved one suffers from dementia and was sexually abused or being sexually abused by a nursing home staff, or another resident, call our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. We will answer all of your questions and explain your legal rights. Call us now for your free consultation!