The suit says a security camera taped the assault, but “no one at Laurel Heights Hospital observed the assault on available monitors or bothered to check video surveillance recordings until several days following the sexual assault.”
Three days after the alleged assault, a Laurel Heights worker took the 12-year-old to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Melvin Hewitt, the mother’s attorney, also claims in the complaint that there have been 11 other incidents in the last five years at the hospital. Those include incidents of alleged child molestation, abuse and patient escapes.
The suit asks for a jury to determine damages.
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