On Friday, September 1st a registered nurse at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital reportedly walked into a female patient’s room and discovered she was being raped by an acquaintance. The patient, a 32-year-old woman suffering from a brain injury, was rendered incapable of consenting to sex. Her attacker was arrested and charged with rape in the second degree.
Sadly, those suffering from severe brain injuries and the elderly often fall victim to sexual abuse, in part due to their inability to report the abuse. If you or a loved one was abused in a hospital or assisted living facility contact us today, we may be able to help you secure compensation and hold those guilty accountable for their actions.