Sexual Assault in Assisted Living Facility
Case Type: Nursing Home
Jury Verdict: $ 400,000
Facts of the Case
Our attorneys won a $ 400,000.00 settlement against a Michigan assisted living facility for a dementia resident who was sexually assaulted by a staff giver in her bathroom. The worker was caught in a sexual act with another resident and later confessed to sexually assaulting our client. The worker pled no contest to criminal charges and was sentenced to prison.
Legal Issues in the Case
- Was the facility negligent for failing to properly supervise the employee?
- Was the facility negligent for failing to properly supervise the resident?
- Should the facility have known the employee was a risk to the resident?
What We Did to Win the Settlement
We were able to reach a settlement with the insurance company for the assisted living facility before filing a lawsuit. Our attorney negotiated the settlement directly with the attorney for the facility.