Former Nurse Scott Dorsey Accused of Inappropriately Touching Patient at Jewish Hospital
A former nurse for KentuckyOne Health’s Jewish Hospital in Louisville has been charged with sexual abuse for allegedly inappropriately touching a patient in November of 2018.
According to court documents, 48-year-old nurse Scott Dorsey went into the room of a Jewish Hospital patient and touched the patient’s breasts underneath her hospital gown. He is also accused of rubbing the woman’s inner thighs and was not wearing gloves at the time of the alleged inappropriate touching.
Court documents also say that Dorsey told the woman that “I would like to video” several times.
These documents go on to say that the woman “had never had contact with (Dorsey) prior to the incident and assumed as a nurse, (he) had a purpose for his actions.”
This incident was not immediately reported, but court documents say the woman eventually reported it and would later tell officials that “she was uncomfortable and that the contact made by (Dorsey) was inappropriate and sexual in nature.”
This was not the first complaint made against Dorsey. According to court documents, there had been previous complaints filed against him with the hospital, “regarding unwanted sexual contact with patients.”
Dorsey was fired in 2018 after this incident. He has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse.
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Legal Options For Victims of Sexual Assault by Nurses and Other Hospital Staff
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com has helped sexual assault victims find justice in both criminal and civil courts – first as a sex crimes prosecutor and now as a civil sexual assault victims lawyer. We’ve asked Brian to share some of his thoughts regarding the legal rights of patients who have been sexually assaulted by nurses and other hospital staff members:
When we need medical care, we place our trust in the nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals who will be providing that care. Most of these professionals are trustworthy people – however, the medical field also has a serious problem with medical professionals sexually assaulting patients.
There are many concerns that must be addressed when a patient accuses a medical professional of sexual assault. The accused party must be criminally investigated and punished if found guilty of the crime and the victim must be provided with support. Additionally, it’s also important to consider whether the medical facility was negligent in a way that enabled the assault to occur – such as ignoring previous complaints of sexual misconduct involving the accused.
In cases involving negligence, victims of sexual assault by nurses may have grounds for a lawsuit against the facility where they were assaulted. These lawsuits help provide financial support to victims and demand accountability from negligent medical facilities for failing to keep their patients safe.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a nurse, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers.
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