Nashville Sexual Abuse Attorneys
When elderly or disabled loved ones require constant attention or complex, ongoing medical care, many families choose to entrust these individuals to nursing homes. Although nursing home facilities are supposed to provide the experienced, round-the-clock care that the elderly or disabled often need, they sometimes subject these innocent individuals to terrible mistreatment such as sexual abuse.
There are two main categories of sexual abuse, but any nursing home malpractice can have devastating results for a person, both physically and psychologically. The attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, believe that nursing home abuse is unacceptable, and we can help Nashville families fight for the justice they deserve if their loved ones have suffered sexual abuse in a nursing home.
Two Primary Forms of Sexual Abuse
Many different individual behaviors could constitute sexual abuse, like unwanted touching or sexual comments. However, these behaviors generally fall into one of two primary forms of abuse:
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual assault / rape
Either of these forms of sexual abuse can lead to physical, emotional, and psychological side effects for a victim, especially someone in a nursing home who may not be able to defend himself or herself. Fortunately, family members can fight back against this abuse, and the victim might qualify for financial compensation for the suffering he or she has been forced to endure.
Contact a Sexual Abuse Lawyer in Nashville
If you suspect or know that your loved one has suffered sexual abuse in a nursing home facility, the attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, may be able to help you not only put an end to the abuse, but also to prevent an abusive nursing home from hurting others in the future. Contact our offices in Nashville today at 615-277-2765 to learn more.