Deitch & Rogers sexual assault lawyers Andrew Rogers and Kara Phillips obtained a $55 million jury verdict on behalf of a 15-year old girl who was sexually assaulted at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. The jury also awarded attorney fees and expenses as a result of Devereux’s bad faith in the litigation in an amount to be determined by the court at a later date.
The victim, now 23 years-old, was admitted for treatment at Devereux, a behavioral health facility located in Kennesaw. While at the facility, she was sexually assaulted by 40-year-old Devereux employee Jimmy Singleterry.
On the night of the assault, Singleterry entered the underage girl’s room and had sex with her. Singleterry was subsequently arrested and is currently serving a 20-year sentence on criminal charges.
Attorney Rogers said that after the attack, Devereux “investigated and reported it, but they really did nothing to acknowledge that she had been assaulted
A Gwinnett Country jury found a Georgia hotel partially responsible in a premises liability case for the death of an infant who was killed at the hands of her cult leader father. The 15-month-old infant, Alcenti McIntosh, weighed a meager 7.5 pounds at the time of her death.
Cult Leader Brutally Abuses Women, Children
The tragic case began in November 2014, when cult leader and member of the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, Calvin McIntosh, showed up at Northside Hospital carrying the infant’s body. On-site doctors pronounced the severely abused and malnourished child dead upon arrival.
Gwinnett County Officers inspected the Extended Stay America Hotel in Norcross where McIntosh was staying and found the child’s mother, 21-year-old Isaia Sweeting, who had been missing since 2010. When police found her, Sweeting weighed only 59 pounds and had endured torture, rape, kidnapping and starvation.
Also discovered to be living in the hotel room were McIntosh’s daughter
When a parent or grandparent can no longer care for themselves, you may have to make the difficult decision of seeking assistance from a nursing home. The situation becomes devastating when you discover your loved one has been sexually abused.
If you’ve put your trust into a professional nursing home staff only to have that trust shattered, it’s imperative to understand that you did nothing wrong. Our firm has supported devastated families whose guilt has stalled healing. Blame may cloud your head, but be assured – you are not at fault.
This article aims to bring awareness to elderly sexual abuse. There are 5 signs you can look for to determine if the senior in your life has been abused.
Read on to learn what you should do when your loved one has been victimized.
Elderly Sexual Abuse
Whether it is unwanted touching, forced nudity, sexual photography or rape, all forms of elder sexual
Security has long been considered one of our basic needs for survival. If you should feel safe anywhere, it ought to be in your own home. Sadly, this basic right is coming under attack in the greater Atlanta area where violent home invasions are on the rise.
- Premises Liability
- Serious Violent Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Unsafe Apartments
- Unsecure Hotels/ Motels
I have seen Gilbert Deitch in every capacity as a lawyer. I have opposed him in premises liability cases, used him as a consultant and seen his work as a trial lawyer
Gino Brogdon, Former Judge
Fulton County Superior Court