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Hospital Sued for Failure to Prevent Sexual Assault

A hospital has been sued by a Gretna woman after she says the hospital failed to protect her from sexual assault. The lawsuit was filed on June 26, alleging negligence. The claim states that the plaintiff was required to stay in the hospital on July 2, 2016. While she was in her room, she was allegedly sexually abused by another patient who attacked her and tried to fondle her breast. She screamed and was removed from the situation by hospital staff. Later that day, she awoke in her new room to find the attacker standing over her, staring. Throughout the course of her stay at the hospital, the assailant allegedly continuously stalked her. She has accused the hospital of negligence for allowing her to be harassed and abused. Additionally, she blames the hospital for failing to discipline and remove the attacker, breaching its duty of care to provide for her…
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