Do you suspect sexual abuse in a mental health facility
or a nursing home against yourself, a family member or friend?
A reputable study reported that "2/3’s of female patients surveyed in psychiatric wards have been sexually abused or harassed by male patients." Adding to that finding has to be the number of female patients (and this happens to male patients as well) who have been sexually abused or harassed by employees of these facilities.
SEXUAL ABUSE IS RAMPANT IN
Attorneys holding negligent facilities
and individuals accountable
HELP PUT A STOP TO
SEX ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND SUICIDE
IN MENTAL HEALTH AND NURSING HOME FACILITIES
A suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. No matter the race or age; how rich or poor they are, it is true that most people that die by suicide have a mental or emotional disorder. The most common underlying disorder is depression,
30% to 70% of suicide victims suffer from major depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder.
When we place our loved ones in a nursing home, we expect them to be well cared for. We expect the nursing home staff and nurses to provide the level of attention and care that we could not. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Call us, at Law Offices of Dennis L. Webb, P.A., at
239-334-1600, for a free case review.
NURSING HOME NEGLECT
Unspeakably, sex abuse in nursing homes is occurring at an alarming rate. It is impossible to know just how many victims are out there. This is because nursing homes are slow to investigate and report allegations because of their reluctance to believe accusations, or a desire to hide them. Police view the claims as unlikely at the outset, dismissing potential victims because of failing memories or jumbled allegations.
If you, your relative or friend has been a patient in a psychiatric or mental health facility, notice the signs of abuse, and if suspected that, that a person may have been abused, take the steps to protect yourself or that person’s safety or legal rights.