CHICO, Calif. (CN) – A woman claims hospital workers dragged her from her car and catheterized her, unnecessarily and without her consent, after she visited her father at a hospital.
Juliana Ielati sued Enloe Medical Center in Butte County Court, claiming she was resting in her car when hospital workers dragged her from it by force, took her into the emergency room, restrained her and inserted a catheter, all without her consent.
She claims she was kept in a room overnight, verbally abused, hit, and that hospital workers “hit Plaintiff upon the head and body with the catheter” after removing it.
These bizarre incidents happened on May 5-6, 2006, the complaint states. It claims that on or before July 18 that year, the hospital’s director of quality control, Robert Westrom, offered Ielati $80,000, orally and in writing, “in exchange for Plaintiff foregoing any and all potential claims Plaintiff may have against the Defendants arising out of the incident.”
She claims she accepted the offer on April 11, 2008, by signing the written offer, but
The hospital never paid her the money, nor did it ever revoke the agreement.
Represented by James Rushford of Sacramento, she demands damages for assault, battery and false imprisonment.