Patients Accuse Nurse of Sexual Abuse
Posted on Oct 8, 2010 in Local Issues, Personal Injury
Lloyd Lamy, a former nurse at Slidell Memorial Hospital, has been charged with sexual abuse by three different patients. The latest victim woke up to find Lamy fondling her breasts. Lamy told investigators he was simply adjusting her gown, but both of the other victims claim to have been abused in a similar manner.
One victim was asked by Lamy for a kiss if he was able to successfully perform a medical procedure. Despite her refusal, Lamy kissed her when the procedure was complete. Later in the night Lamy returned to the room multiple times and, while the patient pretended to be asleep, slipped his hand beneath her gown to fondle her breasts. She later attempted to call her family, but the phone in her room was broken.
The hospital fired Lamy after the first incident came to light and has since approved a new set of policies for patient abuse. Under the new guidelines hospital staff will report any suspected or alleged abuse to the authorities regardless of the patient’s wishes to keep it private. After any case of sexual abuse, one should report to the police and seek legal counsel.
If you or someone you know has been abused or falsely accused of abuse, contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 to discuss how we can help fight for you.