Phoenix Elder Sex Abuse Victim Lawyer
Legal Help for Elder and Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Victims
Most nursing homes and other assisted care facilities are committed to providing quality care for the elderly, but some fail to provide an appropriate level of care and expose the people under their care to abuse. Elder sex abuse is defined as unwanted sexual contact of a senior citizen including touching, sexual assault and rape. In most cases, the very people entrusted to provide care abuse the victims. Victims of elder sexual abuse are often reluctant to report abuse because of embarrassment, threats of retaliation or mental conditions which prevent them from understanding they have been abused. Elder sexual abusers prey on those least able to help themselves. If someone you care for has suffered sexual abuse, the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., may be able to help.
Phoenix Elderly Sex Abuse Lawyers Helping Victims and their Families
In addition to unwanted physical contact, elder sex abuse can include making the victim undress or partially undress, showing him or her pornographic materials, exposing oneself to an elder and other reprehensible actions. This abuse can cause severe trauma as well as the following:
- Physical injuries that are very difficult to treat
- Emotional trauma that profoundly and negatively impacts the victim's quality of life
- Distrust of everyone
- A terrible feeling of helplessness and self-loathing
- Negative impacts on the victim's quality of life
- Refusal to eat or drink
- Chronic depression
- Other physical and mental conditions
Once discovered, it is imperative to notify law enforcement to investigate the claim and to protect the victim from further abuse.
Elder Sex Abuse Law Firm in Phoenix
If someone you care for is the victim of elder sexual assault or another kind of abuse, the Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., can help. We can alert the proper authorities, launch an immediate investigation into the abuse and help victims and their families in many other ways. We can file a personal injury claim to help the victim receive the compensation he or she deserves to help with moving expenses to another facility, medical care, physical and emotional trauma, pain and suffering and other injuries caused by the abuse. If you know or suspect that a senior citizen is or has been abused, every minute counts. Contact The Husband and Wife Law Team today by calling (602) 267-1280.