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I am mentally ill and while in Illinois I stayed at Rainbow

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I am mentally ill and while in Illinois I stayed at Rainbow Beach psychiatric Center. I was almost raped by a male patient and slammed into a wall and physically attacked by 2 other males-on separate occasions. do I have a civil court case ? thank you,Thomas W. Barrett
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry for this dilemma.

You certainly have a case against the folks who assaulted you. You can sue them for the harm you suffered.

As for suing the institution? That is more complex. Generally speaking the institution is not liable for such an assault. However, if you can prove that the institution operated in such a way that made this assault possible and did not take basic steps to protect you? You may be able to hold them liable as well

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