In a case involving improper sexual relations with a troubled teen, a residential care facility employee took advantage of the young woman. The employee had sexual relations with her, which led to this confidential settlement. The case settled before a lawsuit was filed.
Ms. Doe, labeled as a troubled teenager, was placed in a residential treatment facility for her immediate care. To make matters worse for Ms. Doe, while she was at the treatment center, she engaged in sexual activities with one of the facility’s employees. Ms. Doe suffered severe emotional distress as a result.
The family of Ms. Doe claimed that the residential treatment facility was responsible for its employee’s manipulation and sexual exploitation of Ms. Doe.
The residential treatment facility’s defense was that the managers there did not know of the employee’s propensity for misconduct. This rather thin defense of the outrageous conduct by one of its employees led to the parties’ settlement for $1.5 million.
One of the negative results of keeping such cases like this confidential is that the public may be prevented from knowing the dangers of treatment facilities like this one should it become necessary to house a family member or a loved one. But the details of these incidents are also highly sensitive to the victims, meaning that confidentiality is probably best in such cases.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling treatment facility cases, nursing home abuse cases, medical negligence cases involving misdiagnosis of disease and birth injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 37 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, Hoffman Estates, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Wauconda, Fox River Grove, Libertyville, Des Plaines, Cicero, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Blue Island and Carol Stream, Ill.
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