A former nurse who said she was sexually assaulted in an ER while on duty at a hospital in Maryland is suing the hospital for violating her rights under Maryland law.
In a lawsuit filed Monday, Jennifer Stoller alleges the facility violated her constitutional rights and her freedom of association by failing to properly investigate her claims of rape.
She alleges she was forced to undergo sexual and physical abuse while in the ER in October 2011.
The lawsuit claims Stollers alleged she was forcibly sodomized by a male patient in the hospital’s emergency department, a medical office on the third floor.
The suit also alleges that the patient forced her to have oral sex.
Stollers claims she reported the incident to police but they did not act on her claims, which prompted her to file a federal lawsuit against the Maryland Health Department.
The hospital is not named in the lawsuit.
The suit alleges that when the allegations were reported to police, the hospital failed to immediately investigate them and that Stollerman was subjected to harassment and retaliation.
In addition to her lawsuit, the Maryland Department of Health is also seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.