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Nursing Homes are Not Just for the Elderly

Many people think nursing homes are only for seniors. On the contrary, they are also places of residence for younger individuals, such as the mentally disabled teen in this case. Her father filed a lawsuit against the nursing home where she was staying, alleging that a staff member sexually assaulted her.

The suit says a certified nursing assistant made plans with a co-worker to let the nursing assistant be alone with the young teen. This was in violation of the center’s stated policies. The man allegedly repeatedly raped and assaulted the girl. The suit named the nursing home’s owners, the second nursing assistant and the man charged with the assault.

The suit states that management advised the father that no male personnel would have unsupervised contact with his daughter. After the assault, she was permanently physically and emotionally traumatized. It seeks punitive and compensatory damages.

When things like this happen, it is vitally important to speak with a nursing home abuse attorney, no matter what the age of an alleged victim may be. Anyone residing in a nursing home is to be protected and cared for and not to be exposed to violence such as this. If you are facing a situation such as this, make contact with an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.