Sharp Grossmont Women's Hospital Camera Recording

DEFENDANT NAME: Sharp Healthcare, Sharp Grossmont Hospital
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CASE NUMBER: 3:19-cv-00702-L-LL
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COURT: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
STATUS: Active
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DATE FILED: 04/17/19
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Did you undergo a procedure at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California?

You may have been recorded via secret cameras during your C section, hysterectomy, tubal ligation or other similar procedure.

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Our firm is investigating a heinous breach of privacy and women's rights at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. According to recent reports, the hospital is under fire for having installed secret cameras, filming women in three operating rooms dedicated to women’s issues, without their consent.

1,800 PATIENTS RECORDED

News reports state that the secret cameras installed in operating rooms dedicated to women’s issues at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital recorded approximately 1,800 patients over a period of more than 11 months, beginning in summer 2012.

Camera allegedly recorded partially robed women on operating tables, cesarean sections and newly delivered babies. At times, women's genital areas were visible, as were their faces.

WHAT SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL KNEW

Reports state that the videos were stored on desktop computers at the hospital, some without the need for a password. We believe that there is absolutely no way that personnel at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital were not aware of what was happening: that women – their patients – were captured on video and recorded without their consent at their most vulnerable and revealing. The videos were saved and stored. The cameras were knowingly placed in rooms in which women would be fully exposed and in some cases under anesthesia and/or operated on.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT LITIGATION

Hagens Berman's attorneys are experienced in representing victims of breach of privacy and violations of women's rights. When news broke concerning the string of decades of abuse committed by USC's former gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, Hagens Berman quickly joined the fight. We represent more than 50 women against the university and Dr. Tyndall and were named to the chair committee prosecuting the consolidated case. We recently reached a proposed $240 million settlement. The firm also represents 11 women on behalf of a class of all victims who were harassed or otherwise assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, seeking to hold him and his co-conspirators accountable for a years-long pattern of sexual harassment and cover-ups. Hagens Berman's attorneys also achieved a nationwide sexual harassment settlement on behalf of 16,000 women and also tried the first ever sexual harassment case in Washington state.

Your claim will be handled by experts in this area of law who will care for your rights.

KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS

If you visited the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital since 2012, contact our legal team. Our secure messaging offers a safe space to those speaking out. Your information and comments will be sent directly to our legal team.

Hagens Berman has the knowledge, experience and resources. Our firm strives to protect the rights and safety of victims everywhere. Let us take a stand for you.

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04/17/19: Complaint Filed