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Abington Township, PA - Carbon Health Urgent Care Worker, Ramon Garcia, Appeared in Court After Accused of Posing as a Nurse to Sexually Assault 11 Women

Abington Township, PA - Carbon Health Urgent Care Worker, Ramon Garcia, Appeared in Court After Accused of Posing as a Nurse to Sexually Assault 11 Women
Published: May 9, 2024
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on May 9, 2024

PA Urgent Care Worker Accused of Posing as Nurse Faces Accusers in Court

NBC Amanadelphia reported that a man accused of posing as a nurse and sexually assaulting at least 11 women was confronted by some of his alleged victims during a preliminary hearing on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Ramon Garcia

Ramon Garcia, 33, was arrested on March 11, 2024, while working at Carbon Health Urgent Care located at 1587 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The investigation began on March 1 after a woman reported a strange encounter with a worker named "Ramon." As police looked into the first incident, a second woman came forward with allegations that she was inappropriately touched during a March 9 exam at the same facility.

Following Garcia's arrest, several more women who had sought medical care at Carbon Health Urgent Care locations in Abington Township and Dresher, Pennsylvania, where Garcia worked, also reported being victimized by him. The women claimed that Garcia performed inappropriate physical exams, watched them change, and in some cases, photographed their bodies and placed their hands on his leg and groin area.

Investigators also allege that Garcia gave his phone number to multiple patients and made inappropriate comments about them and their bodies. Some women said Garcia texted or emailed them despite never providing their contact information.

Learn more about the allegations against Ramon Garcia

Charges Filed Against Urgent Care Worker Posing as Nurse

Officials have filed 24 felony and misdemeanor criminal charges against Garcia, including aggravated indecent assault, invasion of privacy, impersonating a licensed nurse, and wiretap violations. His bail was set at $150,000 cash, in addition to a previous $99,000 bail.

Carbon Health's Response to Worker's Sexual Assault Charge

Carbon Health, the healthcare company where Garcia worked, has expressed shock and outrage over the allegations. They have conducted an internal investigation and are consulting with an external investigator. The company has also stated that they are dedicated to maintaining a safe environment and are fully cooperating with law enforcement.

Ongoing Investigation to Find Additional Victims

Investigators believe that Garcia may have victimized at least 11 people, but they suspect there could be more victims. Anyone who believes they were victimized by Garcia is encouraged to contact the Abington Township Police at 267-536-1102.

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Victims of Nurse Abuse Have Legal Options

In the wake of the disturbing allegations against Ramon Garcia, a man accused of posing as a nurse and sexually assaulting at least 11 women, victims of medical sexual abuse may be wondering about their legal rights and options for seeking justice. To provide guidance and clarity on this sensitive topic, we sat down with Guy D'Andrea, Esq., an experienced Pennsylvania sexual abuse lawyer, to discuss the steps victims can take to hold their abuser and any negligent parties accountable.

Editor Darla Medina: We're here with Guy D'Andrea, Esq., an experienced Pennsylvania sexual abuse lawyer, to discuss the legal rights available for those sexually abused by a nurse or medical professional and how to hold negligent parties accountable.

Attorney Guy D'Andrea: Thank you for having me, Darla. In cases like this, where a medical professional has abused their position of trust and authority to sexually assault patients, the victims have several legal options. They can pursue criminal charges against the perpetrator, as the District Attorney's office has done in this case. However, they can also file a civil lawsuit against the individual and the healthcare facility where the abuse occurred.

DM: Can you explain more about the civil lawsuit option?

GD'A: Absolutely. In a civil lawsuit, the victims can seek compensation for the physical and emotional harm they've suffered, as well as any medical expenses related to the abuse. They can also hold the healthcare facility accountable if it can be proven that they were negligent in hiring, training, or supervising the perpetrator. This is known as vicarious liability.

DM: What advice would you give to victims who are considering taking legal action?

GD'A: My advice would be to seek support from a qualified sexual abuse attorney who can guide them through the legal process and ensure their rights are protected. It's also important for victims to know that they are not alone and that there are resources available to help them heal and recover from this traumatic experience.

DM: Thank you, Guy, for sharing your expertise on this sensitive topic. We hope that this information will empower victims to seek justice and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse by a medical professional, it's important to know that you have rights and options for seeking justice and compensation. Our team of experienced sexual abuse attorneys is here to support you every step of the way, from filing criminal charges to pursuing a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator and any negligent healthcare facilities. We understand the sensitive and traumatic nature of these cases, and we are committed to protecting your rights and helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help.

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