A Seattle nursing home’s insurer has agreed to pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a disabled woman who was sexually assaulted while in the facility’s care.
Foss Home and Village agreed last month to settle the 2019 lawsuit claiming the facility was negligent in its hiring and its failure to have a system in place that ensured the plaintiff’s care was “monitored and properly supervised.”
The lawsuit was filed after the plaintiff, a woman in her 50s with multiple sclerosis, communicated the abuse to relatives, one of whom placed a hidden camera in her room.
The video captured the woman being repeatedly raped by a male employee, according to King County prosecutors who charged Nshimiyiana Hamzat with rape and indecent liberties two years ago.
Hamzat remains in jail awaiting trial.