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By Dean Caras.
Caras Law Group has years of experience in handling sexual assault cases in Chicago. Sexual abuse and sexual assault is a broad term that can be used to describe a large number of criminal charges such as rape, molestation, aggravated sexual assault, and criminal sexual conduct among others. In general, sexual assault is defined as using real or threatened violence as a way to unwillingly force an individual to engage in sexual acts.
If you believe yourself or a loved one has been a victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, please contact Caras Law Group immediately for a free consultation and case evaluation from a Chicago sexual assault attorney. Do not let your case go unheard. Attorney Dean Caras and his associates will work to seek justice. Sexual abuse and sexual assault should never go unpunished.
Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: Sexual Abuse cases are a surprisingly common problem in nursing homes. Nursing home residents who are unable to care for themselves unfortunately become an easy target for sexual abuse. Nursing home residents can be assaulted not just by staff, but by fellow residents, visitors, strangers, and even family members. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of sexual assault in a nursing home, contact Caras Law Group today.
Sexual Abuse in Mental Health Institutions: Psychiatric wards at hospitals and mental institutions are oftentimes the scene of sexual assault cases. Patients suffering from psychological disorders are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse. The perpetrator can be a healthcare provider such as a doctor or nurse, a fellow patient, or a visitor. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of sexual assault at a psychiatric ward or mental institution, contact Caras Law Group today.
Sexual Assault in Schools or the Workplace: Many sexual assault cases go unreported, because of fear of retaliation or termination. All individuals are entitled to safe and secure learning and working environments and should never feel threatened because of individuals around them or because of an awkward or potentially dangerous situation. Although sexual assault and sexual harassment are both distinguishable, some confusion may arise. Regardless, if you feel that you are a victim of one of these but have not received the proper attention after having taken the proper steps in filing internal complaints, you still have certain legal rights. Contact Caras Law Group today to receive more information on what it is you can do to exercise these rights.
Rape at Mental Health Ward: $1 million settlement for a female patient that was raped by another patient in a mental health ward. We showed that the hospital violated its own regulations by failing to provide a hall monitor to prevent patients from entering each other’s rooms, allowing the female patient to be raped.
Sexual Molestation: $800,000 recovery for a woman who was molested by another patient at a Chicago area hospital. Attorney Dean Caras was able to prove that the hospital did not provide adequate security, nor did they comply with their own guidelines regarding patient interaction.
- Harvard College Faces Probe for Alleged Mishandling of Sexual Assault Cases
- White House to Press Colleges to Do More to Combat Rape
- RAINN – Effects of Sexual Assault
- US Dept. of Health & Human Services: Violence Against Women
- Sexual Assaults in Psychiatric In-Patient Units
- Chicago Tribune: Kids Sexually Assaulted At Psychiatric Hospitals
- ABC News – Sexual Abuse Rife in Psychiatric Hospitals
- Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t