December 22, 2011

Boynton Beach Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against South Florida Hospital Over Alleged Assault by Nurse

by David J. Halberg, Esq.

A 28-year-old woman who says a male nurse sexually assaulted her is suing Bethesda Memorial Hospital for Boynton Beach personal injury. In her Palm Beach County sexual abuse lawsuit, she identifies herself as ‘Jane Doe.’

The woman says the assault happened last September. She had been admitted to the Boynton Beach hospital for treatment of a digestive order and she says that she woke up to find Kenneth Shing-Cheung Lee inappropriately touching her. She says that she immediately ran to the nurse’s situation to report what happened. The woman contends that hospital officials didn't take her claims seriously, which is why she contacted police.

The accused nurse has denied the sex abuse allegations. However, the plaintiff said that she doesn’t think this is the first time that he has sexually abused a patient.

Sexual Abuse and Assault by Medical Professionals
Working in close physical proximity with patients gives doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals intimate physical access to each person, which can make it easy for those seeking to molest or sexually assault another person to commit this crime. Unfortunately, the sexual abuse of patients at hospitals, assisted living facilities, and in other nursing and medical care settings happens more often than you’d like to think.

Not only is this wrongful action medical negligence on the professional’s part, but also it is a crime and can be grounds for a Boynton Beach personal injury lawsuit seeking damages for sex abuse/assault. Even lasting longer than the physical injuries are the emotional and psychological scars that can remain following an incident of sexual abuse. There is no way to quantify the extent of all your injuries, but this doesn’t mean you cannot hold your assailant or any party that allowed the abuse to happen liable in civil court.

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against S. Fla. Hospital, CBS Miami, December 8, 2011

Woman claims sexual assault by Bethesda Memorial nurse, files lawsuit, Palm Beach Post, December 8, 2011


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