Nursing Home, Student and Mental Health Care Abuse & Neglect

CIRCUIT COURT OF TALLAPOOSA COUNTY SETTLEMENT Largest Alabama settlement paid in a school sexual assault case. Plaintiff has requested that the settlement amount not be revealed. A 12-year-old girl was raped by another student who was eighteen at the time. In late October 2005, Jane Doe...

EOTWAH COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT SETTLEMENT OF $550,000 A settlement of $550,000 was reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against Gadsden Regional Medical Center, et al. On May 30, 2008, the Etowah County Sheriff Department received a call from the plaintiff concerning the fact that he was...

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NOTHERN DISTRICT OF BIRMINGHAM JUDGEMENT OF $300,000 During 2004 and 2005, teacher Charles Andrews engaged in an inappropriate relationship with 8th grade female student Jane Doe. Andrews inappropriately touched, kissed, fondled and rubbed Jane Doe on school premises. He also sent...

AUTAUGA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGEMENT OF $5,000,000 A mentally retarded man was sexually abused by his caregiver, Phillip Hamilton. Hamilton pled guilty to sexual abuse charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. Hamilton was employed by Autauga-Elmore Mental Retardation. Autauga-ElmoreMental Retardation paid an...

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SETTLEMENT OF $400,000 A mentally retarded resident of the Partlow Developmental Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama was raped by another resident. A mental health worker was disciplined for neglect as a result of this incident for failing to provide appropriate care and supervision....

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...