The compassionate attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent elderly people who have been harmed as a result of improper care or intentional wrongdoing. Unfortunately, instances of sexual abuse are reported all too often at nursing homes in Massachusetts and across the country. Our Cape Cod nursing home abuse lawyers understand the devastating pain and stress that this reprehensible conduct may cause, both for a victim and for their family. We fight aggressively to ensure that any people and entities that may have been responsible are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Senior citizens and their families put a lot of trust in nursing home operators and their staff. The decision to move a family member into an assisted living facility is often not easy, and people who make that decision expect their loved ones to be treated with respect and attention. Thus, it is deeply disturbing when a nursing home resident is subjected to sexual abuse, whether it is by another nursing home resident or a member of the staff.Holding a Facility or Staff Member Accountable for Sexual Abuse
A resident who has been sexually abused in a nursing home has a legal right to seek compensation, and often their family will be able to bring a claim on their behalf. In addition to suing the specific perpetrator of the illegal conduct, a victim also may be able to bring the nursing home owner and management into the case. Employers are often liable for actions or failures to act by their employees, and they usually have more substantial resources to pay a damages award. They also may be held directly liable if they did not exercise the appropriate care in hiring the employee who was ultimately responsible for the abuse or the carelessness that allowed the abuse to happen.
Nursing home operators and their staff owe residents a “duty of care” to take reasonable steps to keep them safe. If a nursing home employee is aware of a risk of sexual abuse or should be aware of it, but they fail to take adequate steps to protect the resident, they are likely to be found to have breached this duty. Forms of compensation available in nursing home abuse cases typically include compensation for medical bills, any psychological therapy, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.Retain an Experienced Cape Cod Lawyer for Your Nursing Home Abuse Claim
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our personal injury lawyers have been representing clients in nursing home abuse and other cases since 1994. We have over 146 years of combined legal experience and a significant track record of success in fighting for the people whom we represent. This includes a number of six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of victims in a wide variety of situations. While we can meet with you at our offices, we also are ready to travel to you in your home or the hospital if you prefer. Our Cape Cod nursing home abuse attorneys generally do not receive any fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.