Hospitals are considered a safe-haven for the sick and injured, where doctors, nurses and other hospital staff are expected to provide patients with quality and competent care; after all, their patients’ lives are literally in their hands. Unfortunately, sexual abuse of patients does occur. It can happen to anyone, and it often happens when patients are heavily sedated and/or unsupervised by other hospital staff. Likewise, sexual abuse can be committed in doctors’ and dentists’ offices.

When sexual abuse in the hospital setting takes place, hospitals may be held liable for any damages suffered by a patient. While the hospital or healthcare provider may claim that it knew nothing of the sexual abuse, an investigation may reveal that a more careful and thorough background check or screening of an employee would have revealed history of sexual abuse.

If you or a loved one have been sexually abused while under the care of a hospital or suspect your child has been, notify law enforcement and learn your legal rights by contacting the Law Offices of Robert M. Wilson. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation and completely private consultation.