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$1.5M Settlement Awarded in Professional Misconduct Lawsuit

Santa Clara, CA: A professional misconduct suit alleging sexual harassment has reached a $1,568,750 million settlement. The lawsuit was brought against White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, by Margarita De La Rosa, who alleged she was sexually assaulted by a male physical therapy assistant (PTA) during a physical therapy session at the center.

The specific allegations made by the plaintiff were that the PTA took her to a private room and during the course of doing soft tissue mobilization on her back and legs, he intentionally touched her genitals. The male PTA had a prior complaint about touching another female patient improperly over the clothes several months earlier at the same location.

That defendant hospital was found 65 percent liable for the conduct of the physical therapy assistant, while the individual perpetrator was seen to be 35 percent at fault.

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Published on Apr-14-16


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I was a patient st a hospital in San Francisco had a test done after text completed was contacted by the tech who performed the test via text message which I never consented any personal information. I still was Perseus for personal relations via text message and a phone call by this employee. I blocked the number. Complain to supervisor and patient relations. But this employee contacted me via the hospital telephone and asked me if I was home and he gets off soon. I'm upset emotionally distressed and fear for my life. Can I fill a law suit against the hospital and employee? I don't feel safe at all.


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