Four years later, Sharon Hewitt finally has closure following the 2009 sexual advances she experienced from a male nurse while seeking treatment at a Baton Rouge hospital.
Sharon was fighting for her life in the intensive care unit at Ochsner Medical Center after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident. It was in this vulnerable state that former nurse Bruce Raymond Greene began performing inappropriate sexual acts in her presence. He also groped and fondled the 50-year-old patient. She immediately reported the nurse’s conduct and he was promptly suspended, and later fired, from his position at the hospital. The 42-year-old nurse pleaded guilty to two counts of cruelty to the infirm and agreed never to return to the nursing profession.
After the assault, Sharon finds herself unable to trust anyone. She filed suit against Greene and the hospital, arguing the hospital failed to properly supervise Greene and was negligent in hiring him in the first place. It was uncovered that Greene had failed to report on his application that he had been fired from a previous hospital for inappropriate contact with a patient. Sharon has been awarded $255,000 in damages.
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