A second lawsuit has been filed against Hialeah’s Palm Springs General Hospital for the conduct of a male nursing assistant who allegedly fondled two patients.
The second lawsuit alleges that Rene Martinez repeatedly fondled a man identified only as John Doe after “gazing” at his genitals in a “lustful manner” in February 2011. The patient, who had been admitted to the emergency room for a hernia, was laying on a bed in his hospital gown.
“This sexual contact was unwelcome and offensive,” according to a lawsuit filed Monday by lawyer Jeff Herman.
Martinez, 52, is still facing a lawsuit filed in November by another man who secretly video-recorded a similar incident on his cellphone at the hospital at 1475 West 49th Pl. The hospital did not respond to phone calls.
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The nursing assistant was arrested for the incident. He is still awaiting trial for two counts each of misdemeanor battery and committing a lewd and lascivious act.