The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Boulder, Colorado - Mesa Vista Nursing Aide Joseph Collins Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

Mesa Vista of Boulder

Mesa Vista Nursing Aide Accused of Inappropriately Touching a Patient

A certified nursing aide at Mesa Vista of Boulder has been accused of inappropriately touching a female patient at the assisted living facility in September. 54-year-old Joseph Eddington Collins was arrested on Thursday, October 10 on suspicion of sexual assault - fake medical exam.

According to police records, a sexual assault at Mesa Vista was reported on September 6. The arrest affidavit says that a patient paged for a nurse for help changing and Collins responded. The woman told police that the cleaning lasted "longer than it should" and that Collins continued rubbing her private area after she told him to stop and that she was clean.

According to the woman, Collins made several "off-color" remarks during this incident and offered to rub lotion on her.

A Boulder police detective wrote in the affidavit that Collins "knowingly subjected victim to unlawful sexual contact when he engaged in a manner substantially inconsistent with reasonable medical practices."

During their investigation, Boulder police discovered that Collins had been named in a 2017 federal lawsuit for allegedly sexually assaulting two patients while working for Cherry Creek Nursing Center in Aurora. This lawsuit regarded the facility's alleged retaliation against an employee for reporting a sexual assault by her supervisor. However, the suit also claims that Collins sexually assaulted two female patients and that neither assault was reported to the police.

Dan Lipman Co Lawyer
Hi, I’m attorney Dan Lipman. I’m a lawyer here in Colorado, and if you or a loved one were injured in an accident, I’d be happy to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.
(888) 997-3792

Legal Recourse For Nursing Home Abuse Victims and Their Families

Attorney contributor Dan Lipman represents sexual assault victims as a civil attorney in lawsuits. Dan has offered to add some general information regarding the legal rights of nursing home abuse victims and their families:

Nursing homes have a moral and legal obligation to ensure their residents are safe and provided with the proper care and attention they need and deserve. In this field, it's extremely important to verify that all employees are trustworthy people, as there is a high risk of abuse if dangerous individuals are hired to work in nursing homes. Sadly, our attorneys have seen many cases of nursing home employees sexually abusing residents.

Nursing home employees who commit these heinous crimes must be held accountable by the criminal justice system. Additionally, in these cases, nursing homes should be investigated to determine if any form of organizational negligence enabled the assault to occur - such as hiring an employee with a history of sexual misconduct.

When negligence is determined to have played a role in the case of nursing home sexual abuse, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the facility.

If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted at a nursing home, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers.

Source

https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/10/15/nursing-aide-accused-of-sex-assault-against-patient-at-boulders-mesa-vista/

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
888-997-3792
About the Author
Joe LaFrance
About Joe LaFrance
Editor: Joe is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. He covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Joe: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
  • Details
  • Incident

Find A Local Lawyer

Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald Logo[email protected]
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy