Raped in psych ward with no protection

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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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I was once in an adolescent psychiatric unit for depression and self harm. I was in locked side and the rule is, if there is more than one patient in locked side at any one time, there is meant to be a nurse present. I was raped anally by another patient twice with no nurse present. Luckily the second time was witnessed by a nurse who was outside having a smoke (isn't she suppose to be inside with me, protecting me?!) All I received from the hospital was a number of a rape hotline, which they would not allow me to call because I couldn't pay money for phone calls, so in the end all I got was a torn anus and depression which got worse because of it. Is there anything I can do about this to get justice? I still bleed occasionally, to this day
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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Itís really shocking, if the facts are true. It is the duty of the hospital authorities to take care the conditions of their patients. Especially in a psychiatric unit, authorities should be more careful in dealing with mental patients. Anyway the rape on you is shameful and torturing. You can send a complaint to the concerned Health department authorities in your state and also inform the police authorities.
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 07:55 AM   #3
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I called the unit to make a complaint and need to call back tomorrow morning when the supervisor is there. I've emailed a few law firms asking if they can help, all a matter of getting a reply. I know he attacked at least 2 other girls in there too. one will only come forward if i do first and the other one i am not in contact with, as i only know her first name. it was witnessed by a nurse, so if i can get her to back me up, i will... it never bothered me much before, as i had my mind busy focusing on raising my kids, but now money is tight and i cant afford to keep buying pads to soak up the blood. i just dont know who i can contact to get this seen to (the situation seen to)
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