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Second Cumberland Hospital Lawsuit Filed Alleging Former Patients Suffered Sexual Abuse At Facility

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Published: July 20, 2021
By: Paul
Last Updated on July 20, 2021

New Kent County, VA – On July 19, 2021 Abuse Guardian for Virginia, Breit Cantor Buckner Grana: Kevin Biniazan filed a new lawsuit against Cumberland Hospital, LLC d/b/a Cumberland Hospital For Children and Adolescents, Universal Health Services, Inc., UHS of Delaware Inc., and Daniel N. Davidow. The complaint was filed in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond under case number EF-87480 and all plaintiffs are proceeding anonymously under pseudonyms to protect their identity.

Combined Complaints Demand $241.3 Million in Damages for a Total of 38 Claimants

This new lawsuit is the second complaint filed by Mr. Biniazan and his firm against Cumberland Hospital in less than a year and brings the total number of plaintiffs in the case to 38. The first Cumberland child abuse complaint was filed in October 2020.

“We continue to field many calls from past patients and their parents about what they witnessed and unfortunately what they endured during their stay at Cumberland Hospital. Our job now is to walk on this path to healing with our clients and ensure justice prevails”, stated Mr. Biniazan.

What is the Cumberland Lawsuit About?

According to the most recent complaint, the plaintiffs hail from many different states in the United States, and all were former patients at Cumberland at some time in the past. The complaint continues to recount the sexual abuse suffered by each plaintiff in the case with certain examples given, such as:

  • Daniel Davidow performing admission examinations where he would inappropriately touch female intimate body parts;
  • Daniel Davidow performing a “pelvic exam” that involved groping breasts and touching intimate body parts;
  • Daniel Davidow performing “pulse checks” using a gloveless hand to penetrate the vagina of certain female patients; and
  • A male resident repeatedly sexually abusing another female patient without interruption by Cumberland staff.

The complaint also claims that the defendants were involved in a fraudulent scheme by issuing false reports and records regarding patients to intentionally prolong their stay and increase review and profits for the defendants.

The Next Steps in this Lawsuit

Mr. Biniazan explained that: “We are at the outset of this litigation and we have been helping our clients get the support they need. We are committed to ensuring all our clients know what is going on at every step. We are also continuing our investigation and inviting further witnesses to the abuse at Cumberland Hospital to step forward with any information they deem helpful.”

To report information to the attorneys, they have established a Cumberland Abuse Helpline that anyone can call and report what they know. The number is: (757) 755-8483.

Mr. Biniazan was interviewed by reporter Laura French who broke the story on Cumberland Hospital in the following news segment:

 

Sources: https://www.wtvr.com/news/problem-solvers/problem-solvers-investigations/new-cumberland-hospital-lawsuit

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Editor: Paul is a staff editor who focuses on bringing you the most important legal news regarding cases of sexual assault, drunk driving, and preventable violence. Contact Paul: [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.
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