Sexual abuse in hospitals, residential care facilities, and group homes is often preventable. Doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, drug and alcohol counselors, social workers, and professionals involved in treatment have a duty to ensure a patient’s safety and care.
Sexual predators in these settings can exploit a patient’s injuries, limitations, vulnerability, or other impaired state (including from medications or anesthesia) in order to commit crimes of sexual violence. Children, the disabled, and elderly adults are particularly vulnerable.
When treating professionals or facilities fail to protect the patients entrusted to their care from rape or sexual assault, the treatment professional or facility may be responsible for the patient’s resulting harm. In such cases, the facility may be liable for negligent hiring, failure to conduct a proper background check or screening, negligent supervision/retention, or failure to act reasonably in response to the dangers posed by its employees.
The attorneys at Crew Janci LLP represent victims who have been raped, sexually abused, or sexually assaulted by doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other treatment professionals.
If you have been victimized by a care provider, contact Crew Janci LLP today. We are here to help.