Patient Claims Doctor Pinned Her Down to Violate Her
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) – A patient claims a Kaiser doctor molested her several times after making sure she could not move, in a $2.1 million lawsuit filed in Prince George’s County Circuit Court.
N. P. sued Brian Williams MD, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, and Kaiser Permanente Insurance Co. (The patient sued under her name, but it is being abbreviated due to the sensitive nature of the complaint.)
“On, or about, Sept. 10, 2013, and on multiple occasions thereafter in a continuing course of abuse, defendant Williams touched plaintiff in an inappropriate manner, specifically, defendant Williams used his fingers and hands to penetrate plaintiff’s anal and vaginal cavities,” the complaint states.
Before molesting her, the woman claims, Williams would make sure she could not move or fight back by restricting her range of motion and putting his hands on her back to hold her down.
Kaiser should have known that Williams posed a threat to female patients like the plaintiff, but did nothing to stop him, the complaint states.
Williams caused "severe bodily injuries, severe mental trauma, pain, humiliation, anxiety, mental anguish, and emotional distress" from the sexual assaults, plaintiff claims.
N. P. seeks at least $75,000 in punitive damages for each of the 17 causes of action, including assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligent hiring, training and retention, and negligent supervision.
She is represented by Daniel Bastien with Christian, Ashin & Brown of College Park.