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Sexual Abuse in
Medical Care Facilities

Private physicians and treatment care facilities such as nursing homes and residential psychiatric facilities can be held liable for allowing abuse to occur, failing to take corrective action or protecting the offender.
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When Sexual Abuse Occurs At Medical Care Facilities and Hospitals

There are times in life when we must rely on others to provide care for us or a loved one. Whether for our own health or the well-being of our children, we entrust those people with great responsibility.  Since 1992, attorney Tahira Khan Merritt has helped victims of sexual abuse and their families file civil lawsuits against the individuals and organizations responsible for their injuries. Her office is in Dallas, but regardless of where her clients live, she and her team provide every client with highly personal representation.

You Can Hold Individuals And Entities Accountable For Sexual Abuse

Civil law recognizes that the individual offender may not be the only party involved in the abuse. Entities for treatment care facilities are required to put policies in place that help prevent sexual abuse from occurring such as screening potential employees, supervising workers and volunteers, and providing them with adequate training. The law also requires care facilities to investigate even suspected abuse and report it to police.

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Public or private medical care facilities can be held liable.

Public or private treatment care facilities can be held liable for allowing abuse to occur, failing to take corrective action or protecting the offender. These facilities include:

  • Private and religious day care
  • Group homes for children and adults
  • Hospitals, dental offices and other health care facilities
  • Nursing homes and other elder care facilities
  • Residential facilities serving special needs children and vulnerable adults
  • Treatment facilities for substance abuse
  • Private Physicians
  • Counselors and Mental Health Providers

Contact Us.
We Respect Your Privacy.

If you or your loved one has suffered abuse in a medical care facility, it is important that you promptly notify law enforcement, then contact our firm. Please schedule your initial confidential consultation at no cost with attorney Tahira Khan Merritt by calling:

(214) 503-7300

Or you can send us a confidential email to info@tkmlawfirm.com

We Are Your Legal Advocates

We understand that confronting sexual assault or sexual abuse, whether it occurred recently or in the past, is difficult. Our law firm goes to great lengths to ensure that we honor and protect your need for privacy. Call our law office at (214) 503-7300 or contact us through email to schedule a free, confidential consultation to speak with us.