10 Sep Anonymous v. Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, et al.
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SETTLEMENT OF $400,000
A mentally retarded resident of the Partlow Developmental Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama was raped by another resident, who had a history of sexually assaulting other residents. As a result of this history, an employee was required to constantly maintain one-on-one supervision of him. This was to include keeping eye contact at all times with him and also staying within arms length of him. As a direct result of a mental health worker failing to provide proper supervision and accountability of this other resident, the anonymous resident was allowed to be sexually assaulted.