Residential Care Abuse
Physically and developmentally disabled children and adults are frequent targets of sexual abuse in group homes and residential care facilities. In many cases, people living in residential care facilities are unable to speak for themselves, or physically fend off unwanted touching. As a result, they are extremely vulnerable to predators. Poor supervision and inadequate screening of employees can make it easy for an abuser to take advantage of both children and adults living in a residential care facility.
There’s no reason abuse should ever occur in a residential care facility, and when it does, the individuals and entities responsible must be held to account. At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we represent children, disabled adults, and their families in abuse lawsuits against residential care facilities that fail to protect their clients. The personal injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP consider these to be some of our most important cases, and we fight aggressively to protect the rights and dignity of victims of residential care facility abuse. If someone you love was victimized in a residential care facility, know that you are not alone. The attorneys of Alonso Krangle, LLP are ready to stand by your side, every step of the way, until you obtain justice for your loved one.
Residential Care Facility Abuse Lawsuits
The management of a residential care facility is responsible for conducting background checks of their employees and providing adequate supervision to ensure the safety of residents. If the employee of any residential care facility abuses someone in their care, the abuser will be subject to criminal prosecution once the misconduct comes to light. Victims and their families also have the right to file a civil lawsuit against the facility’s management for allowing the abuse.
In our experience, negligent management is generally the root cause for any abuse that occurs at a residential care facility. Negligent hiring practices, where management fails to conduct thorough background checks of prospective employees, can make it very easy for a predator to gain access to a facility. Negligent supervision, due to understaffing and carelessness, can allow an abuser to act with impunity. Management is also liable if they neglect to report cases of resident abuse to authorities, as required under state law.
If you’ve recently learned that your loved one was abused in a residential care facility, you’re understandably angry, confused and overwhelmed. The idea of talking to a lawyer might seem intimidating to you, but it shouldn’t be. The attorneys of Alonso Krangle, LLP believe the victims of residential care abuse and their families deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. We know how to handle these cases with the sensitivity they deserve. Our firm has established a successful track record of pursuing lawsuits on behalf of victims of residential care abuse, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you and your loved one.
Help for Victims of Residential Care Facility Abuse
Alonso Krangle, LLP offers free, no obligation lawsuit consultations to victims of residential care facility abuse. If someone you love was abused in a residential care facility, and you want to discuss your legal rights or just talk with someone about what happened, please contact us today by calling 800-403-6191.