Oklahoma City Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Nursing home staff members are expected to provide their residents with high quality care.  But unfortunately, disturbing as it is to consider the possibility, the reality is that innocent nursing home residents often suffer sexual abuse perpetrated by the very caregivers entrusted with their health, wellbeing, and safety.  In addition to potentially causing physical injury, sexual abuse burdens its victims with devastating emotional trauma, increasing the risk of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

If you’re concerned that your parent or grandparent suffered sexual abuse at his or her Oklahoma nursing home, the number one priority should be reporting the facility and moving your loved one into a safe environment immediately.  You should also seek legal assistance from an experienced elder sexual abuse attorney.  Your loved one may be entitled to compensation. Legal action cannot undo the events that already occurred, but it can help to hold the guilty party accountable.

The attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook have over 75 years of combined experience fighting for justice on behalf of elderly sexual abuse victims in the Oklahoma City area, and will do everything in our power to bring about a resolution that will enable your family to begin moving forward.  Call our law offices at (405) 698-3040 for a free legal consultation.  We will keep your loved one’s information absolutely confidential.

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Warning Signs of Elder Sexual Abuse

It is incredibly difficult to talk about being sexually abused, and many victims feel too uncomfortable to bring the subject up on their own.  Therefore, as a nursing home resident’s family member, it is critically important that you are able to recognize red flags that sexual abuse may be occurring.  Depending on the individual, these red flags can be physical, behavioral, or both.

Some common warning signs that a senior is being sexually abused at his or her nursing home include:

The victims of sexual abuse need to feel that they will be loved and supported, no matter what sort of mistreatment has occurred.  Communicate to your loved one that you will always be there to listen without judgment, and that there’s no need to suffer in silence.  The more secure your loved one feels confiding in you, the easier it will be to uncover the truth and take swift measures to intervene.

How to Report a Nursing Home Violation in OK

People in certain occupations, including doctors, social workers, police officers, and municipal employees, have a legal duty to report signs of physical or sexual abuse in nursing home residents.  However, even if you are not a member of a profession for which reporting is mandatory, it is very important to report the signs of abuse to the appropriate authorities.  The earlier the suspected abuse is reported, the sooner an investigation can begin.

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To report a suspected nursing home violation in Oklahoma, you can:

You should also contact any social workers or physicians who might provide services for your loved one.

Listed below are a few additional resources you may find helpful:

Think You Need A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney? Hasbrook & Hasbrook Can Help

If you suspect your parent or grandparent was the victim of sexual abuse at his or her nursing home, you should contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who will treat your loved one with care, compassion, and respect while fighting aggressively to protect their legal rights.  Call the law offices of Hasbrook & Hasbrook at (405) 698-3040 right away to set up a free, completely confidential legal consultation.