Legal Recourse For Victims of Sexual Assault by Medical Professionals
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor and a sex abuse victim lawyer. Brian has offered to share some general information on the legal rights of those who have been sexually assaulted by nursing aides and other healthcare workers:
For healthcare facilities, the safety of patients must come before all else. Along with making sure these patients get the quality of healthcare they need and deserve, these facilities must also make sure that patients are safe from the threat of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Sadly, there have been numerous cases of patients being sexually assaulted by employees, other patients, and intruders in healthcare facilities.
When a patient is sexually assaulted by a nursing assistant or another healthcare worker, the worker is not the only one that should be investigated. It’s also important to look at the facility and determine if the assault could have been prevented by better safety protocols. In some cases, these assaults only happen due to negligence by the medical facility.
In cases involving negligence, medical facility sexual assault victims may have grounds for a sexual assault lawsuit.
If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual assault at a medical facility, you can better understand your legal options by speaking with one of our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers in a free consultation.
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