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Chicago Elder Sexual Abuse Lawyer

No individual should have to suffer the physical and emotional trauma of sexual abuse in his or her golden years. Sadly, perpetrators take advantage of senior citizens who are in vulnerable positions, such as those with disabilities or living in residential care facilities.

If you or someone you love is a victim of elder sexual abuse, contact Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, for a free case evaluation. Our elder sexual abuse attorneys are dedicated to helping survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault obtain justice.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have helped hundreds of clients seek justice across decades of legal experience.
  • Our attorneys know how to seek justice from negligent individuals and entities.
  • We are committed to obtaining the best possible results for each case.
  • Our lawyers have achieved over $500 million in settlements and jury verdicts.
  • Our elder sexual abuse lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis.

How Can an Attorney Help?

It is normal to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of going up against a nursing home, caregiver, or another party in a sexual abuse claim. Hiring an attorney in Chicago can give you the mental peace to focus on healing while a qualified legal representative handles legal matters for you.

A lawyer can take care of case investigation, evidence collection, claims filing, settlement negotiation, and sexual assault trial litigation, if necessary. You can trust a lawyer to aggressively advocate for you or your elderly loved one in the fight for justice during a sexual abuse case.

Signs of Elder Sexual Abuse

Elderly individuals are often unable to come forward to report sexual abuse. They may be afraid of retaliation from the perpetrator or mentally incapable of understanding what is happening or saying something due to dementia. This is why it is vital to stay vigilant for the potential signs of sexual abuse as a family member.

These signs may not confirm elder sexual abuse, but they should warrant further investigation:

  • Strange bruises or physical marks
  • Unexplained injuries or frequent trips to the emergency room
  • Injuries to the genitalia or bloody sheets or undergarments
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Fear of a certain nurse, caregiver or staff member
  • Sudden or unexplained changes in mental status
  • Depression, anxiety or symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Withdrawal from favorite hobbies or activities
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Expressing feelings of guilt, shame or low self-worth
  • Overall decline in mental or physical health

If you have reason to believe that your elderly loved one is being sexually abused, take immediate action. Move your loved one to a safe place and report your suspicions to the authorities. Get your loved one the medical care and emotional support he or she needs. Finally, contact an attorney to learn about your legal options.

Financial Compensation Available to Victims of Elder Sexual Abuse in Chicago

Filing a lawsuit for a case of elder sexual abuse can bring the victim a sense of justice and peace. It can hold a nursing home or another party responsible for the role it played in allowing this crime to happen. In addition, the victim could receive a financial award to help make him or her whole again.

This could include an amount for related medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental or psychological damage, loss of enjoyment of life, and wrongful death.

Contact Our Elder Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today

At Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, we pride ourselves in standing up for victims of elder sexual abuse, assault, and exploitation. To find out if you have grounds for a case and learn how we can help you, contact us to request a free consultation. We will listen to the details of your story and give you tailored legal advice. Call (312) 321-8414 today.