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SEXUAL ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY

Leaving an elderly family member or loved one in the care of a nursing home facility or a professional caregiver is hard enough. No one should ever have to later discover that their loved one fell prey to a sexual predator.

Elder sexual abuse is the initiation of physical or sexual contact with an elderly person, when that contact is unwanted or nonconsensual. The abuse also includes any sexual conduct with an elderly person who is confused or unable to give consent, due to medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Regardless of the severity of the conduct, if is sexual in nature and nonconsensual, it is abuse.

If you or someone you know may have a claim against a nursing home facility or a healthcare provider stemming from the sexual abuse of an elderly individual, Lewis & Llewellyn would like to help you assess your options and, if necessary, aggressively pursue fair compensation through the civil justice system.