My independent/assisted living facility is not protecting me. I am very scared. Can you help me?
I am 56 years old and I have Cerebral Palsy and Huntingtons Disease. I was assaulted by the Maintenance guy. He replaced my air conditioner.. I was happy and thanked him. But he said he wanted more.. He became aggressive towards sexually. He locked my door. But there were no witnesses .. .Do I have a case?
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Sure go speak to a local personal injury attorney. And you're lucky it was the maintenance guy and not a nurse so it's clearly not a med mal case. Good luck.
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You need to consult with an attorney today. Your case may be difficult but it's not impossible. I don't handle such cases, so I cannot help you, but perhaps another attorney can. Good luck!
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Perhaps. Consult with qualified FL counsel and perhaps law transcription.
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Not sure what "sexually aggressive" entails, but the starting point if there is an issue is to notify (a) your family (b) the facility management and (c) the police - in that order of the events and go from there. Obviously if there was a actual sexual contact without your consent then the FIRST call is 911 for the police.
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If you were physically assaulted, you should immediately contact the police, file a report, and request that the matter be criminally investigated (and hopefully prosecuted) so that he does not continue his conduct in the future. ALFs are governed by Chapter 429 of Florida Statutes. The statute provides certain rights include the right to privacy and safety. You should certainly contact a lawyer well versed in this area of the law to discuss the case.
Contact the police and file a complaint.
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I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. You need to seek legal counsel to protect your interests. When you hire an attorney, be sure they have the experience necessary to handle this case. I have handled similar cases. In addition, hire a firm that stands behind you-- you may not think there is proof but there always inevitably is proof that the employer knew or should've known of the employees unfitness to work in such a fragile environment. Rights such as those with cerebral palsy need to be protected and you should seek to obtain justice.