Garcia & Artigliere Files Lawsuit Against Nursing Facility for Sexual Assault of Patient

Garcia & Artigliere filed a lawsuit against skilled nursing facility Life Care Centers of America, Inc. and the facility’s Administrator Trent Weazer for elder abuse, negligent hiring and supervision, assault and battery, and fraud on behalf of Rudy Rivera.

The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Rivera was sexually assaulted in his room by a male nurse named “John”, an employee with poor performance issues and known aggression propensities. Another staff member witnessed the assault and immediately reported it to Mr. Weazer. Instead of taking immediate action, the defendants engaged in a scheme to conceal the assault. Several days later, the facility contacted the police. A few days after that, Mr. Rivera’s family was notified by the facility and “John” was ultimately fired.