In addition to criminal law that provides for the punishment of anyone who sexually assaults another person, the state of Illinois is required under the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act to investigate complaints about all types of elder abuse and help victims obtain appropriate state and local governmental services.
But an SI Elder Law attorney can go further than state and local officials
in assisting you if a loved one of yours has been sexually abused in a nursing home or at a private residence. We conduct our own investigations
, which may result in information state and/or law enforcement officials do not find. Because SI Elder Law is not burdened by the caseload and bureaucracy that state workers and the police labor are under
, we can move faster and be more thorough.
We work diligently to not only see that a harmful situation is corrected, but to see to it that the sexual abuse victim is made right financially.
Through a personal injury lawsuit
, we can help a sexually abused senior citizen seek compensation for their losses, such as medical expenses, property damage or loss, and pain and suffering.
If you have reported a suspected case of sex abuse of a senior to law enforcement or the Illinois Department on Aging, or if you are concerned about a situation involving an elderly person and need legal advice, contact SI Elder Law now.
A personal injury lawsuit is complex and time consuming, but must be filed within two years of the complaint of abuse or injury to avoid the Illinois statute of limitations.
We concentrate legal protection for senior citizens.
SI Elder Law provides free initial consultations in cases of suspected sexual abuse of elder Southern Illinois residents.