Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of a patient who was assaulted by a male nurse while in a coma, according to Fox News. The alleged abuse took place at a Chesapeake, VA nursing home.
The lawsuit was filed against the Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Norfolk Circuit Court. The suit is asking for $29,000,000 in damages and also names the nurse as a defendant.
In November, 2008 the male nurse plead guilty to aggravated sexual battery in criminal court, and last week he was sentenced to 6 months in prison, with an additional 9 1/2 year suspended sentence. The abuse was brought to light when another employee observed the nurse with his mouth on the comatose woman’s breast.
Sexual abuse of a nursing home patient can be a family’s worst nightmare. You put your trust into a facility to care for your loved one, and that trust gets violated in the worst way.
If your loved one have been the victim of abuse or neglect at a Chicago Area nursing home, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer at Abels & Annes for a free consultation.