Battery And Sexual Assault

The Difference Between Assault And Battery

Battery is the intentional touching of, or application of force to, the body of another person in a harmful or offensive manner (and without consent). A battery is often confused with an assault, which is merely the act of threatening or placing fear in another. An assault is usually followed by battery, but not always. Battery can be committed without an assault and vice versa. If you've been subject to assault or battery or both, our committed legal team at Ewing & Willis can help. Call our Louisville office at 502-694-7420.

Battery Case Summary

The following case summary is a battery case we have personally handled and litigated. It is provided for illustrative and informational purposes only and is not meant to offer legal advice or take the place of consultation with a qualified attorney with the requisite expertise and experience in these matters. These cases are only a sampling of the actual cases we have handled. While some cases may be similar, each case involves unique parties and specific facts, and the application of those facts to the controlling law may differ significantly depending upon the circumstances. No results or outcomes can be guaranteed in any case.

Christopher G.

Christopher G., a 14-year-old male living with his mother in Oldham County, Kentucky, was the invited guest on the property of his neighbors, boys ages 15 and 16. Christopher's father was next door when he heard screaming and realized that it was Christopher. Christopher's father raced toward the direction of the screaming and came in contact with Christopher, whose entire right pants leg was completely burned off from the knee level down. Christopher stated to his father, "Dad, they set me on fire." Christopher was treated at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Christopher suffered severe burns to his right leg, arms, hands and fingers. Christopher had to undergo numerous skin grafts and was required to wear compression garments every day for over one year after the accident. Not only did Christopher suffer serious physical injury but also psychological and emotional trauma, causing depression and low self-esteem. We were retained by Christopher and his family for the personal injury negligence case against the landowners. Depositions of the neighbor boys revealed one of the boys present threw gasoline on Christopher at least three times when Christopher was unaware of it, before pushing Christopher repeatedly until he was close enough to be ignited by a bonfire. The case was mediated and a confidential settlement was reached.

No One Deserves To Be Sexually Assaulted

According to U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice statistics, there were 284,360 cases of rape and sexual assault in 2014 of people over the age of 12. Sexual assault and abuse is any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to such as inappropriate touching, rape, attempted rape, etc. Sexual assault can be verbal, visual or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. If you've been sexually assaulted, you deserve justice. Call Ewing & Willis at 502-694-7420 to discuss what happened.

Sexual Assault Case Summary

The following case summary is a sexual assault case we have personally handled and litigated. It is provided for illustrative and informational purposes only, and is not meant to offer legal advice or take the place of consultation with a qualified attorney with the requisite expertise and experience in these matters. These cases are only a sampling of the actual cases we have handled. While some cases may be similar, each case involves unique parties and specific facts, and the application of those facts to the controlling law may differ significantly depending upon the circumstances. No results or outcomes can be guaranteed in any case.

Jennifer G.

Jennifer G., a 30-year-old female from Louisville, Kentucky, voluntarily admitted herself to Ten Broeck Hospital due to depression and alcohol abuse issues following a terrible break-up with her fiancée. Jennifer was placed in the co-ed adult patient unit, where she was repeatedly assured that she was in a safe environment. After approximately 10 days at Ten Broeck and days before she was to be released, Jennifer was sexually assaulted by a male patient at Ten Broeck. Not only did Jennifer incur additional medical expenses, but she suffered extensive psychological and emotional trauma. We represented Jennifer in the sexual assault action against Ten Broeck due to their negligent supervision, violation of their own policies and procedures related to patient monitoring, and insufficient policies and procedures to adequately protect patients such as Jennifer. In addition to filing the lawsuit on Jennifer's behalf, we retained an expert on workplace safety and security specifically related to safe environments for treatment of mental health issues. The case was mediated and reached a confidential settlement.

Don't Suffer In Silence. Call Today.

If you or a loved one has suffered from assault, battery or sexual assault, you deserve justice for what you've been through. Talk to one of our knowledgeable lawyers with no obligation. Take advantage of your free initial consultation by calling 502-694-7420 or sending us an email.