Young Patient Assaulted By Patient With History of Assaults

J.A.C., a minor child, was an inpatient at Defendant’s River Point facility. Another minor inpatient at River Point, D.W., allegedly was known or should have been known by the facility to have had a “propensity to physically and/or sexually assault other inpatients at Defendant’s facility.” The complaint alleges that, while he was at River Point, J.A.C. was sexually and physically assaulted by D.W. The plaintiffs, J.A.C. and his mother, allege that the defendants were negligent and in breach of their duty to their inpatients in not properly monitoring these patients and allowing D.W. to physically and sexually assault J.A.C. The case was settled in mediation in September 2014.