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Lawsuit alleges surgeon sexually assaulted surgical technician at Memorial Regional Hospital

Lawsuit alleges surgeon sexually assaulted surgical technician at Memorial Regional Hospital

Lawsuit alleges surgeon sexually assaulted surgical technician at Memorial Regional Hospital

What: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against Memorial Regional Hospital and Dr. Juan Wester for the sexual assault of a female surgical technologist.

According to the Complaint:

  • JANE DOE was employed as a surgical technologist at MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL from approximately 2006 – 2013. During this time period, DR. JUAN WESTER was a surgeon who conducted surgeries on a regular basis at MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL.
  • Beginning in approximately 2012, DR. WESTER engaged in sexual harassment and sexual assaults of JANE DOE. In approximately 2012, while in the operating room together, DR. WESTER patted JANE DOE’s back and then rubbed his hand down to her buttocks and caressed her buttocks in a sexual manner. JANE DOE froze and felt extremely uncomfortable, helpless, and unsafe.
  • In approximately March 2013, JANE DOE was preparing for a surgery with DR. WESTER and other HOSPITAL staff. Just prior to beginning the operation, DR. WESTER slapped JANE DOE’s buttocks with his hand, grabbed it, and squeezed it hard in a sexual and aggressive manner. Shocked, disgusted, and violated, JANE DOE raised her voice to DR. WESTER stating, “what the f**k do you think you’re doing?” In response, DR. WESTER boasted in Spanish, “I’m grabbing your a**”.
  • JANE DOE immediately left the room and reported the sexual assault to her supervisor. No action was taken against DR. WESTER.

JANE DOE NO. 43 v.SOUTH BROWARD HOSPITAL DISTRICT D/B/A MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM and MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL and DR. JUAN WESTER was filed in U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida.

Jeff Herman, the attorney for the victim in this case stated, “A hospital must ensure its staff and patients are safe from sexual assault.”

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