How To Identify Assault By A Hospital Worker
There are many legitimate and important medical procedures that do not feel good for patients. Being stuck with needles, having prostates checked, undergoing colonoscopies, and receiving stitches can all be uncomfortable and even painful at times. Some nurses, doctors, and other hospital workers lack a soft touch. With so much discomfort baked into the hospital setting, it can be difficult for patients to be sure whether their experience is normal, or they have been the victim of an assault by a hospital worker.
At Roberts & Harris PC we recommend that you go with your gut. If you feel like you were the victim of an assault at a hospital, chances are you were. It is important to understand your legal rights as a patient, including your right to be compensated for your pain and suffering. We are fierce advocates for the victims of assaults that take place in North Carolina hospitals. When hospital workers act negligently or worse, they must be held accountable for your resulting trauma.
Common Types of Assault By Hospital Workers
Assaults take place far too often in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other health care facilities. Some of the most common types of assault in these settings are:
- Sexual abuse
- Physical violence
- Verbal assault
- Emotional abuse
Sadly, hospitals are a nearly perfect setting for sexual abusers and other violent offenders to gain access to their victims. Patients are often unclothed, incapacitated, unconscious or otherwise vulnerable to assault. Patients place a tremendous amount of trust in hospitals and health care workers to provide care and protect their safety in such circumstances. When that trust is violated, it is important to make things right for the victim and protect future patients by holding those responsible accountable for their actions or negligence.
Where To Get Legal Help For Assault By A Hospital Worker
If you have suffered a violent assault at the hands of a health care worker, a personal injury lawyer from Roberts & Harris PC can help you get the compensation you deserve. The assault may have been committed by an individual nurse, social worker, or another hospital worker, but chances are the conditions for the assault were in place due to negligence. Hospitals, health care companies, and other entities have a responsibility to provide security for patients. When they hire violent or otherwise dangerous employees, they need to be held accountable for the resulting tragedies.
Whether you have been the victim of physical violence, a sexual assault, or workplace violence at a hospital, it is crucial to have a fierce advocate fighting for your rights. We are led by proven personal injury lawyers, including a former insurance company executive who will not succumb to the games insurance companies like to play. We will fight aggressively to make sure you get the outcome you deserve, and negligent people and companies are held accountable.
We Can Make Things Right For You
You have been through enough as a result of your assault. The last thing you need is to be hurt again by the insurance companies. Our proven attorneys can pursue your legal claim so you can focus on putting your life back together and recovering from your experience. Call 877-404-1138 or contact us online to request your free consultation.