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Hospital Employee Sexually Abuses Patients

A hospital and their employee is the center of a lawsuit which alleges he fondled and touched the genitals of two male patients. The employee has pending misdemeanor battery charges after he informed the patients that his actions were necessary for medical purposes when in fact they were sexual in nature and outside his job description. The hospital is accused of being negligent. It was the state agency who issued an order for an emergency suspension of Collins’ license. According to the lawsuit, the hospital didn’t take “reasonable or prudent steps” to investigate the first patient’s claims and did not remove the employee from interacting with patients. Since the lawsuit, other patients have reported sexual misconduct by the hospital employee. To read the full story, click here.