Hospital Allegedly Failed to Protect 11-year-old Boy from Sexual Abuse by Staff

The plaintiff, an 11-year-old child, was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male nurse “on a number of occasions” in December 2012 and January 2013 while he was an inpatient. The nurse allegedly pleaded guilty to criminal charges and admitted to assaulting the plaintiff and other children at the facility. The plaintiff claims the hospital was negligent in failing to take steps to prevent the abuse, even though the plaintiff reported it to staff and staff observed the nurse entering the plaintiff’s bedroom and closing the door. The case is ongoing as of May 8, 2014.