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How can nursing homes allow sexual abuse of the elderly?

San Diego personal injury attorney Joel R. Bryant explains how sexual abuse can happen in the supposedly safe environment of a nursing home.

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well you would think
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again that your loved one would be safe
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in a nursing home
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but in some cases that’s that’s not the
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case again
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we’ve had resident on resident sexual
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assault
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and again it’s it’s a nursing home that
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they they didn’t do their homework and
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they chose
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convenience over the safety of the
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residents and specifically they had a
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resident who was groping nurses and
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nurse assistants
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he was doing all kinds of sexually
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suggestive behavior
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and rather do the proper supervision of
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him
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or move him out of the facility they
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actually
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moved him into the memory care wing even
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though he didn’t belong there
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and the reason they moved him into the
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memory care wing is
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because he kept getting out of the
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facility so if they put him in memory
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care
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they wouldn’t have to supervise him
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because he’s behind locked doors and he
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wouldn’t get out of the facility the
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problem is
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by putting him in with the memory care
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those are the most vulnerable residents
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in the entire facility
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so it’s the proverbial they put the wolf
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into the chicken house and predictably
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very bad things happened and he sexually
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assaulted
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our client we’ve had cases where the
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workers
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will sexually assault a resident and
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we’ve the problem there
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we find is a failure of the facility to
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do proper background checks again
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the people committing sexual assaults
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against vulnerable elders this isn’t the
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first time
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but again they’re able to get employed
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by some of these nursing homes because
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the nursing homes just didn’t do its due
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diligence they didn’t do a background
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check and had they done that
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they would have found out this person
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has a sexual
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a history of sexual assault and we
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should never hire this person

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