Man sues Hopemont Hospital for sexual battery

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2016

CHARLESTON – A man, through his administratrix, is suing Hopemont Hospital after he claims he was the victim of sexual battery.

Five unknown and unnamed individuals were also named as defendants in the suit.

Roger Syruws suffered from end-stage Parkinsons Disease and was a resident of Hopemont Hospital receiving long-term medical care, according to a complaint filed May 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Rosella L. Syruws, his administratrix, claims on May 11, 2014, five unknown, unnamed individuals came into his room at Hopemont and took his diaper off and began a systematic sexual battery on him.

On information and believe, the individuals had a heavy metal object and began pushing it onto his penis, causing him trauma, bruises and other damages, according to the suit.

The plaintiff claims the hospital did nothing to investigate the incident and did not inform the family.

On May 22, 2014, Roger Syruws was treated and examined at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood, according to the suit.

The plaintiff claims the defendants were negligent and caused intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by Mark E. Gaydos and Buddy Turner of McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner LC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 16-C-669

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