Can I sue him and the facility after a nurse was charged with sexual assault and battery 2nd degree on me? 12 Answers as of April 14, 2014

He took a plea bargain and plead guilty. He was convicted of disorderly conduct.

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Of course, and you should.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/14/2014
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Absolutely, and you should.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/14/2014
Ferguson & Ferguson
Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
Of course you can. Hire a personal injury attorney.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 4/11/2014
Barry Rabovsky & Associates
Barry Rabovsky & Associates | Barry Rabovsky
In order to evaluate whether you have a claim, it would be helpful to know the facts of the incident.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/11/2014
Steven Meyer | Steven Meyer
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Our office has handled similar claims before. I am not sure where you're located, but if you happen to be in Florida, we would be happy to speak with you about the case. We offer a free initial consultation. I am board certified in civil trial law, which indicates that I am an expert in handling civil trial matters. This case is in that category.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/11/2014
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    Yes, you can. I suggest talking with a local personal injury attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 4/11/2014
    MADIGAN & HOMSY,LLC
    MADIGAN & HOMSY,LLC | Daniel Madigan
    Yes you can sue. However, I would need more details to be able asses the type of suit and possible damages.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/11/2014
    Lombardi Law Firm
    Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
    I don't know, who are you and what did you have to do with the acts leading to the criminal charges?
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 4/11/2014
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
    It is possible you can sue, but it will probably take a medical expert to answer the question as the claim will probably be considered to fall under the malpractice laws. Medical malpractice lawyers typically have such experts available. Consider consulting one. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/11/2014
    Morrin Law Office
    Morrin Law Office | Robert A. Morrin
    Yes, if you are a patient in a nursing home and a staff member (nurse) sexually assaulted you and/or committed battery against you in their capacity of a nursing home employee, then there is a good chance you are able to sue and recover damages.
    Answer Applies to: Kentucky
    Replied: 4/11/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    There is a civil component to almost every criminal act. You could certainly bring a suit against the perpetrator, an action against the facility will be much more difficult. In that case you would have to prove that the facility knew of his proclivities and allowed you to be victimized. Generally, an employer is not liable for the criminal act of its employee.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/11/2014
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