Glade Run Lutheran Services allegedly allowed a patient to be sexually assaulted

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A teenager with special needs is suing a long-term care facility, citing alleged negligence.

John Doe, by and through his mother and/or guardian, filed a complaint on Jan. 28 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the Glade Run Lutheran Services and/or Glade Run Lutheran Services Corp.; and/or Charles T. Lockwood; and/or Glade Run Foundation, alleging they allowed John Doe to be physically, sexually and verbally abused.

According to the complaint, between March 2012 and May 2012, plaintiff was sexually assaulted when his roommate allegedly forced him to perform a sexual act on him. The plaintiff says the defendants knew John Doe was being physically, verbally and sexually assaulted but did nothing to protect the plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, consequential and general damages in a sum in excess of the jurisdictional limits; medical, psychological and related expenses; punitive damages according to proof; interest pre-judgment; and any further relief the court may find just and proper. He is represented by Michael Pisanchyn of Pisanchyn Law Firm in Pittsburgh.

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Case No. is GD-19-001338.

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