Sexual abuse is criminal activity that is often perpetrated against people in vulnerable situations by someone in a relative position of power, whether that is a family member, boss, teacher or nursing home staff member. Regardless of how the abuse happens, it often has life-altering consequences.
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Mansfield Melancon are dedicated to assisting victims of sexual abuse by making abusers fully accountable for their actions. In addition to pursuing criminal charges, that means going after abusers and possibly their employer in court for a wide range of monetary damages.
Our attorneys help clients move on with their lives after sexual abuse by ensuring that they get the money they need to cover medical costs, as well as compensation for other impacts of the crime, including pain, suffering and emotional distress. Although no amount of money can ever undo an incident of sexual abuse, it can help survivors try to heal without having to worry about the financial consequences.
Common Types of Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse includes any type of non-consensual sexual contact, such as:
- Inappropriate touching
- Sexual coercion
These and other forms of abuse are crimes, regardless of where they take place.
Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes
Sadly, nursing homes in Louisiana and across the country can be stalking grounds for sexual predators.
Although families put their trust in nursing homes to help care for their loved ones, these facilities are often poorly run. Neglect creates opportunities for a variety of sexual and other types of abuse against nursing home residents, often already in a compromising position because of their mental and physical conditions.
At Mansfield Melancon, we understand that a sexual abuse survivor may go through a tremendous amount of emotional and physical pain. That is why we fight aggressively to hold those responsible fully accountable for their actions.
That includes not only the person who committed the sexual abuse but often also the nursing home company itself. Nursing home operators are generally responsible for actions by their employees on the job and are expected to take certain steps to protect nursing home residents from abuse.
Schedule Confidential Consultation With a Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer at Mansfield Melancon Today!
If you or a loved one has been the target of sexual abuse, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Mansfield Melancon help people injured in a wide range of situations. We guide clients through the legal process with experience and personalized attention and we have a strong track record of success for the people we represent.
Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at 504-500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at 225-612-0800, or our Lafayette location at 337-409-0003.