Lawyers Representing Victims of Sexual Assault in Hospitals
Sexual assault in hospitals is a disturbing event that happens with surprising frequency. Many such incidents are perpetrated by hospital employees, and some involve one patient assaulting another. Whoever the instigator, the victim deserves to have a voice, to receive compensation for physical and emotional injuries, and to see the aggressor held responsible.
At The Epstein Law Firm, we fight on behalf of assault victims throughout New Jersey. Hospitals are supposed to be safe places where people go to receive treatment for their problems. When patients are instead subjected to sexual violence and molestation, our attorneys take strong and swift action.
If you were the victim of a sexual assault in a hospital, come forward and talk about it with an experienced and compassionate lawyer. You can reach The Epstein Law Firm at 201-918-3560 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on contingency, charging you no attorneys’ fees until you receive a settlement or verdict.
You Are Not Alone
Sexual assault often goes unreported because the victim feels ashamed or embarrassed about what happened. We want you to know that you are far from the only one who has been victimized by this inexcusable conduct. Doctors and nurses across the country have been discovered engaging in unwanted sexual acts with patients. And, it is not uncommon for one patient to attack another when no hospital staff is present.
It Can Happen in Any Part of the Hospital
Patients have been molested in pediatric wings, orthopedic wings and across other parts of hospital facilities. The psychiatric ward is a place where sexual assaults seem to occur with more frequency. Medical staff members may see psychiatric patients as potential victims for any number of reasons, but often because the mental and psychological conditions of psychiatric patients render it difficult for them to report the assault.
There have also been a number of incidents in New Jersey and elsewhere where psychiatric patients were left unsupervised and were able to make their way to other parts of the facility, where the patient then assaulted another patient.
What Can We Do?
The Epstein Law Firm is an injury law firm. We help people get compensation for physical and emotional injuries they sustain due to sexual assaults. We help victims raise their voices against this type of conduct and hold wrongdoers accountable by bringing lawsuits against negligent doctors, hospitals and other responsible parties.
Sexual assault is also a crime. As such, the police will get involved and prosecutors will seek criminal punishments such as jail time for the offender. If there is any way our lawyers can aid the investigation while we handle the injury case, we will do so. Our goal is to see that each client’s rights are vindicated and each perpetrator is held to account.
Contact a Paramus Assault Injury Lawyer
For a free consultation to discuss your potential injury claim with an experienced New Jersey attorney, call The Epstein Law Firm at 201-918-3560 for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online. We will either meet with you in our Rochelle Park office or at your home or hospital.