Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital
December 8th, 2015|
The law protects citizens from unwanted sexual advances and physical contact. The Alabama sexual harassment lawyers at Norris Injury Lawyers point out that any victim of such unsolicited contact has a right to hold the perpetrator accountable for their actions. That’s precisely what two women who were the victims of sexual assault at an Alabama hospital are doing.
According to an article from Al.com, a 29-year-old Florida man, whose criminal history was known to police, entered the Riverview Regional Medical Center on May 6 to receive treatment for a cut above his eye. After receiving care, the man then made his way to the third floor of the hospital, where he then allegedly sexually assaulted two women.
The two women later filed a lawsuit, which claimed the hospital and its staff had a duty to protect the health and safety of its patients. The suit goes on to allege the hospital was negligent in failing to provide adequate security and inspections within the facility.
The hospital has responded to the suit with a statement saying they take patient safety and security very seriously.
The aftermath of suffering sexual harassment or a sexual assault can be difficult to overcome, and that’s why our Alabama personal injury lawyers are hopeful that a resolution in this particular lawsuit can bring a sense of peace and closure to the situation for each of the victims.