When someone is in need of medical attention they trust the doctors and nurses in hospitals to be professional when providing treatment and care. However, the limitation on physical capabilities from surgery and medications such as sedatives and anesthetics allow patients to be susceptible to sexual predators.
The responsibility of the hospital is to not only treat and care for the patient’s illness or injury, but to also protect them from further harm. A hospital is at fault if a patient is sexually abused during a visit or hospital stay. They may be charged with negligence for hiring unfit individuals to work in the hospital, and negligence for not responding reasonably to the dangers posed by its employees.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of sexual assault in a hospital, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys at the Reinken Law Firm. We are here to protect your rights and help you receive compensation for your hardship. For a free consultation, call us at (203) 541-0090.