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Victims Of Sexual Abuse At Virginia’s Cumberland Hospital May Be Eligible For Justice And Potential Compensation

We urge survivors of physical and sexual abuse from Cumberland Hospital to request an eligibility review to confirm that you or your child:

  • Were or was admitted to Cumberland Hospital Virginia for treatment;
  • That parent is accused of sexually abusing six children under his care;
  •  Accusations of corporate negligence against Acadia Health®; and,
  • Acadia Health® stated that the company plans to challenge the verdict.

The Sexual Abuse And Battery Lawsuit Against Cumberland Hospital For Children And Adolescents Alleging Physical & Sexual Abuse and Violations Of VA’s Consumer Protection Act

In October 2020, a multi-count civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of 20 plaintiffs against Cumberland Hospital, alleging assault and battery, negligence, fraud, reckless disregard, and violations of Virginia’s Consumer Protection Act.

Cumberland Hospital, operated by Universal Health Services in New Kent County, is a residential center in Virginia that treats adolescents with neurobehavioral issues, brain trauma, and chronic health conditions.

The initial $127 million lawsuit has expanded to include 27 additional plaintiffs, all of whom were children when the abuse and battery occurred.

The lawsuits target the facility, former medical director, and Universal Health Services, citing negligence, assault, battery, child rights violations, and other crimes.

According to reports in October 2021, there have been documented instances of the hospital violating its seclusion protocol long after it was first investigated criminally in October 2017.

Former patients claim they were sexually abused through unnecessary “femoral pulse checks” meant to fondle intimate body parts, while over half of the 20 plaintiffs allege non-consensual touching.

Two young women recounted how they were forced to endure being groped on their breasts and genitals during physical exams upon their admission to Cumberland—one woman said she was in shock and teared up.

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The abuse reportedly continued during subsequent exams—other women described additional inappropriate encounters.

Prosecutors argued that the exams were a pretext for abuse, noting the girls' vulnerability as they lived without their parents or caregivers in the specialized residential facility.

Prosecutors also explained how the perpetrator had complete control over them as the medical director.

Additionally, the hospital faces accusations of failing to maintain adequate staff to protect residents from abuse by employees or other patients and keeping patients longer than necessary to maximize revenue.

The Virginia State Police began investigating Cumberland staff in October 2017—this is at least the third former staffer charged with a crime involving a patient.

One psychotherapist charged with sexual abuse died by suicide before a plea hearing, and a behavioral technician was sentenced to a year in prison for intentionally burning a disabled child.

We believe all victims who have experienced sexual and physical abuse at Cumberland Hospital in Virginia should receive justice and potential compensation, beginning with a free, private case review with our experienced legal team.

Eligible victims are encouraged to request a free, private case evaluation by our experienced legal staff with the potential for compensation and justice.

Find Out if You Qualify

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The Sexual Abuse And Battery Lawsuit Against Cumberland Hospital For Children And Adolescents Alleging Physical & Sexual Abuse and Violations Of VA’s Consumer Protection Act

In October 2020, a multi-count civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of 20 plaintiffs against Cumberland Hospital, alleging assault and battery, negligence, fraud, reckless disregard, and violations of Virginia’s Consumer Protection Act.

Cumberland Hospital, operated by Universal Health Services in New Kent County, is a residential center in Virginia that treats adolescents with neurobehavioral issues, brain trauma, and chronic health conditions.

The initial $127 million lawsuit has expanded to include 27 additional plaintiffs, all of whom were children when the abuse and battery occurred.

The lawsuits target the facility, former medical director, and Universal Health Services, citing negligence, assault, battery, child rights violations, and other crimes.

According to reports in October 2021, there have been documented instances of the hospital violating its seclusion protocol long after it was first investigated criminally in October 2017.

Former patients claim they were sexually abused through unnecessary “femoral pulse checks” meant to fondle intimate body parts, while over half of the 20 plaintiffs allege non-consensual touching.

Two young women recounted how they were forced to endure being groped on their breasts and genitals during physical exams upon their admission to Cumberland—one woman said she was in shock and teared up.

iStock-1473200586

The abuse reportedly continued during subsequent exams—other women described additional inappropriate encounters.

Prosecutors argued that the exams were a pretext for abuse, noting the girls' vulnerability as they lived without their parents or caregivers in the specialized residential facility.

Prosecutors also explained how the perpetrator had complete control over them as the medical director.

Additionally, the hospital faces accusations of failing to maintain adequate staff to protect residents from abuse by employees or other patients and keeping patients longer than necessary to maximize revenue.

The Virginia State Police began investigating Cumberland staff in October 2017—this is at least the third former staffer charged with a crime involving a patient.

One psychotherapist charged with sexual abuse died by suicide before a plea hearing, and a behavioral technician was sentenced to a year in prison for intentionally burning a disabled child.

We believe all victims who have experienced sexual and physical abuse at Cumberland Hospital in Virginia should receive justice and potential compensation, beginning with a free, private case review with our experienced legal team.

Eligible victims are encouraged to request a free, private case evaluation by our experienced legal staff with the potential for compensation and justice.

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You don’t have to suffer the injury of physical or sexual abuse in silence any longer—we fight for justice for you and your family!

Victims of sexual abuse at Cumberland Hospital may have grounds to pursue legal action and financial recovery of damages—we encourage victims to request a free, private case review to find out more.

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