I would recommend finding an experienced malpractice attorney to discuss your potential case. Security in psychiatric facilities is very important, and I would discuss immediately with an attorney. Was police report or investigation done regarding the assault? That would be important information to tell your attorney. I'm sorry your daughter is having a difficult time.
Find an experienced PI attorney. These kinds of cases have special complications. Good luck!
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I agree with Mr. Tolin's point that a police report should be filed regarding the sexual assault. Otherwise, you should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney who can investigate the facts and determine what recourse you have. Use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to find one in your area. Best of luck to you...
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You will need a specialized lawyer who is local to evaluate your potential causes of action. God bless you, this must be especially hard for you. I have been involved in similar cases in Florida and they are very complicated. I wish you and your family the best.
I just finished handling a very similar case involving sexual assault by a resident against another resident of a "group home." There are a lot of factual issues in these cases.
You need to hire an attorney to assist you. Not receiving "services" at the new facility is a separate matter.
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