A 63 year-old resident at a nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the facility and its owner after she says she was sexually assaulted by an employee in 2009.
The woman suffers from expressive aphasia, a medical condition that significantly limits her ability to communicate and speak. In 2009, the 50 year-old employee was found not guilty after a two-day trial. Her lawyer claims that his exoneration does not mean that the nursing home is free from accountability.
While the employee is no longer at the facility, the woman’s lawyer wants to make sure nothing like this happens again. The owner and the facility are both facing charges of negligence, breach of contract, and violating state regulations as well as the Consumer Protection Act.