Minor Sexually Assaulted In Hospital - $350,000 Settlement
While being treated in a medical facility that allegedly was locked and secure, a young girl was sexually assaulted by an older male patient. As a result, she suffered permanent emotional and physical trauma and incurred significant monetary expenses in her efforts at recovery. A lawsuit was brought on her behalf to help the girl and her family to cope with the psychiatric and physical effects of the attack and to provide for her financial support. Our lawsuit alleged that the facility failed to provide a safe environment for treatment. After hard-fought negotiations with the lawyers for the facility and their insurers, we were able to secure an equitable settlement in the amount of $350,000 and were able to place most of that money in a trust account for the young woman to help her for many years to come.