Columbus Attorneys For Victims Of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

When you entrusted your loved one to the care of a nursing home, assisted living home or other long-term care facility, you rightfully expected that he or she would receive respectful care. You certainly did not anticipate to learn that your loved one had been sexually assaulted by a caregiver, fellow resident or visitor in the facility. If this kind of attack has occurred, contact a lawyer right away — the sooner the better.

You may be in a state of shock after learning that your loved one was raped in a long-term care facility. You may be angry and frustrated. You may want to know what to do to help your loved one recover and how to prevent repeat occurrences in the same facility. Our attorneys are prepared to dig into the facts of the matter and develop a strategy for addressing those concerns. Your family member may be able to recover significant monetary damages to cover medical treatment, psychological care and compensation for pain and suffering.

When our Columbus law firm investigates a nursing home sexual abuse case, we may find evidence of negligence on the part of the facility in addition to evidence of the perpetrator's guilt. There may be a criminal case already underway against the alleged rapist. If we represent your loved one and your family, we may also discover patterns of:

  • Negligent hiring practices at the facility
  • Negligent supervision of caregivers
  • Failure to conduct background checks or review results of background checks
  • Failure to investigate prior complaints

A review of personnel records may indicate that other residents of the same facility had complained of inappropriate touching or other wrongful conduct. Your own family member may have complained — and supervisors may have dismissed those complaints.

Was A Loved One A Victim Of Sexual Assault In A Columbus Care Facility? We Can Help.

Elderly sexual assault is a crime. It may also be an indicator of gross negligence in a long-term care facility. If you or your loved one suffered the indignity and pain of nursing home sexual abuse, talk to a lawyer. Learn how to hold responsible those who failed to keep you or your family member safe. Ask one of our experienced Columbus plaintiffs' attorneys of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, to evaluate your case at no charge. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers, call 614-360-2706 or toll free at 866-856-0433, or simply contact us online.

We collect attorneys' fees only if we recover compensation for you.