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Group Home Sexual Abuse Attorneys in Phoenix

What to Do If Your Loved One has Been Mistreated

When you place a family member or loved one in the care of a group home, you trust the staff to provide nothing short of the highest level of respect and care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Group home abuse, including sexual abuse, is an alarmingly common occurrence and can lead to serious, long-lasting injuries, emotional trauma, and suffering.

If you believe that your elderly or developmentally disabled loved one has suffered sexual abuse in his or her group home, contact Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A. right away. Our Phoenix group home sexual abuse attorneys work swiftly in our efforts to bring you the justice and recovery you and your loved one deserve.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with us when you call (602) 483-6869 or fill out an online contact form. We offer legal services in both English and Spanish.

Choosing the Right Group Home

The choice to place a developmentally delayed relative or loved one in a group home is never an easy one. However, there are times when it is simply not possible for you to provide your loved one with the care and attention they need. A trusted, established group home can provide your loved one with this care. That being said, it’s important that you do your research before selecting a group home. Not all facilities prioritize the wellbeing of their residents, and you’ll want to make sure that the home you select is the right place for your loved one.

We highly recommend that you tour potential group homes in person before making a decision. During your tour, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is there enough staff for the number of residents?
  • Does the staff generally seem pleasant and helpful?
  • Do the residents seem happy?
  • Are there a variety of activities available to residents?
  • Are there on-site doctors or medical professionals?
  • Do the facilities seem clean and tidy?
  • Are residents socializing or are they isolated?

While taking notes of these and other signs can help you select the right group home for your family member, there is no way to ensure that sexual abuse won’t occur. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of sexual abuse in his or her group home, contact our firm as soon as possible. We act quickly to investigate and put a stop to abuse, as well as hold abusers and negligent parties accountable.

Who Is At Fault for Group Home Sexual Abuse?

While it may seem fairly obvious that the abuser him or herself is at fault for instances of sexual abuse, you may also be able to hold the owner or manager of the group home liable. These homes have a responsibility to ensure that their staff is trained, supervised, and that residents are properly cared for. When they fail in this duty, it may be possible to hold them accountable for this negligence. Our Phoenix group home sexual abuse attorneys can help you understand your legal options and fight for the justice and recovery you and your loved one are owed.

Contact us at (602) 483-6869 today to learn more. We offer weekend availability by appointment.