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Carbon Health Urgent Care Medical Assistant, Ramon Garcia, Accused of Impersonating a Nurse and Sexually Assaulting Two Patients During Exams
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Abington Township, PA – A former medical assistant, Ramon Garcia, is facing serious charges after allegedly impersonating a licensed nurse and sexually assaulting two patients at Carbon Health Urgent Care located at 1587 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The Abington Township police announced the arrest on Monday, March 11, 2024, revealing the disturbing incidents that occurred within the past month.

Medical Assistant Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

The first reported incident involved a woman who visited the urgent care for a pre-employment drug test. Garcia, posing as a nurse, misled her into an uncomfortable situation where he watched her provide a urine sample and then proceeded to ask her out on a date. Subsequently, another woman reported being inappropriately touched during an exam at the same facility just nine days later.

Impersonating a Nurse, Medical Assistant Allegedly Sexually Abuses Second Patient

During the second incident, Garcia falsely identified himself as a nurse and conducted a pelvic exam on the patient without authorization. His inappropriate actions escalated as he made unwelcome advances and asked intrusive personal questions before the victim managed to stop him and leave.

PA Medical Assistant Arrested For Sexual Assault

Upon Garcia’s arrest, it was revealed that his job responsibilities did not include conducting such examinations or tests. Carbon Health promptly terminated his employment and expressed shock at the allegations. They assured full cooperation with authorities and emphasized their commitment to patient safety and well-being.

Possibility of More Victims Sexually Assaulted by Garcia

Abington Township police suspect there may be more victims due to Garcia’s tenure at the urgent care since July 2023. Individuals with any relevant information are urged to contact Detective Jeff Anderson with the Special Victim’s Unit to assist in the ongoing investigation.

UPDATE May 2024: Read about the additional victims that have come forward alleging they were assaulted by Garcia during exams at Carbon Health:

Carbon Health Urgent Care Medical Assistant, Ramon Garcia, Faces Accusers in Court

Ensuring Safety and Accountability During Medical Exams

This disturbing case highlights the importance of vigilance in healthcare settings and underscores the need for stringent protocols to prevent such misconduct. Authorities are working diligently to ensure justice is served and to protect patients from any further harm.

Legal Options for Victims of Nurse Abuse

In a recent interview, attorney Laurence Banville spoke with Brian Kent, an experienced Pennsylvania doctor abuse lawyer, to discuss the legal options available to victims of nurse abuse. With the shocking incident involving a medical assistant impersonating a licensed nurse and sexually assaulting patients at a Montgomery County urgent care, it is crucial to understand the civil rights victims have to seek justice against liable parties. This conversation provides valuable insights into the steps victims can take in pursuing justice and holding responsible individuals and healthcare facilities accountable.

Laurence Banville, Esq. (LB): Good evening, Brian, thank you for joining us today.

Brian Kent, Esq. (BK): Thank you for having me, Laurence. It’s important to discuss these matters and provide guidance to those who have been abused in a medical facility.

LB: Absolutely. In light of the recent incident, I’d like to ask you about the legal options available to the victims. What can they do from a civil standpoint?

BK: Victims of nurse abuse, in general, may have grounds to pursue a civil case against various parties involved. It’s important to consult with an experienced attorney to understand the specifics of each case. The liable parties may include the individual perpetrator, the healthcare facility, and potentially others who may have contributed to or failed to prevent the abuse.

LB: That’s an important point, Brian. Could you elaborate on how a civil case against the healthcare facility might proceed?

BK: Certainly, Laurence. In cases like these, it’s essential to examine whether the facility exercised proper oversight and due diligence in hiring and supervising its staff. Did they conduct thorough background checks? Did they provide appropriate training and offer sufficient supervision during medical exams? These factors can determine the facility’s liability. A sexual abuse attorney will gather evidence, engage in legal discovery, and work to establish the facility’s negligence in allowing such abuse to occur.

LB: And what about the individual perpetrator? How can victims hold them accountable through a civil case?

BK: Victims can pursue legal action against the individual who committed the abuse. This can involve claims for assault, battery, emotional distress, and other applicable legal theories. It’s crucial to gather evidence, such as medical records, witness statements, and any available surveillance footage, to support these claims. An experienced attorney will go over all options and advocate for the victims’ rights.

LB: Thank you, Brian. It’s important for abuse victims to understand their rights and opportunities to seek justice.

Were You Sexually Assaulted During a Medical Exam? Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one have been affected by nurse abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide support, guidance, and advocacy to help you navigate the legal process and seek justice for the harm you have endured. Your voice matters, and we are committed to standing by your side every step of the way. Contact us today to explore your options and take the first step toward healing.


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