Third Party Sexually Assaults Resident of Secured Dementia Unit; $1.15M Settlement
April 14, 2022 | Aging Services Risk Management
A third party sexually assaulted a resident of a nursing home's secured dementia unit. The parties have entered into a $1,150,000 settlement in Massachusetts, according to an article in the January 2022 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.
The resident lived in the nursing home's secured dementia unit. The nursing home gave access codes for the unit to individuals who had no connection to the residents, and the facility did not log visitors to the unit. The resident was sexually assaulted during her time on the dementia unit, experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder as a result. The parties entered into...