Journatic News Service Oct. 22, 2013, 5:12pm

A Chicago-area hospital is being sued by a former patient over claims its failure to provide adequate security led to her sexual assault.

The plaintiff, identified only as Jane Doe, filed a negligence lawsuit Aug. 9 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. and Advocate Trinity Hospital.

Doe says on July 11, she was hospitalized at Advocate Trinity, at 2320 E. 93rd St. in Chicago, when an unknown suspect entered her room and sexually assaulted her, while his partner in crime acted as lookout. The same man had broken into her room and threatened her the day before, according to the suit.

She claims the assault occurred because the hospital failed to provide adequate security for its patients.

Doe is seeking damages in excess of $50,000. She is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Christopher T. Hurley of the law firm Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

Circuit Court of Cook County No. 2013-L008973.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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