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3 Incidents of Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt University Medical Center


At Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, the safety and well-being of staff have been put at risk due to allegations of at least three incidents of sexual assault.

Recent Incidents of Assault at VUMC

May Incidents:

In late May, a patient named Robert Dodson, 37, is under arrest for exposing himself and assaulting a staff member. Dodson faced charges of indecent exposure, assault on a medical employee, and false imprisonment. This incident occurred when Dodson allegedly confined the employee in a bathroom, exposed himself, and made inappropriate advances. The situation was de-escalated only when another individual intervened.

On May 11, Daniel Revette, 39, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for attempting to sexually assault an employee near an off-campus parking garage. Revette allegedly threatened the employee’s life and assaulted her before she managed to escape and call for help. He was subsequently arrested and charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated kidnapping and attempted rape.

April Incident:

In late April, Justin Brooks was arrested after an employee accused him of making inappropriate advances and touching her. The incident took place in a waiting room at VUMC, where Brooks allegedly made unwanted physical contact and inappropriate comments. After reviewing surveillance footage, Vanderbilt police arrested Brooks and charged him with sexual battery.

Taking Action: Encouraging Victims to Come Forward

Your safety is our priority, and we are here to support you. By coming forward, you can help to prevent future occurrences.

Can A Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice For The Trauma They May Have Experienced At Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)?

By initiating legal action, survivors can hold institutions that may have enabled or failed to prevent the abuse accountable for their actions. Civil suits allow victims to seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological harm they have endured.

Additionally, these lawsuits contribute to raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual abuse and fostering a culture that prioritizes the safety and well-being of individuals over organizational interests. As a result, survivors gain a platform to share their experiences.  Thereby challenging the culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse and empowering others to come forward.

In cases such as this, civil lawsuits can also bring much-needed legislative and policy reform to ensure that no sex offender falls through the cracks.

Can I File A Lawsuit?

Yes.  If you were a victim at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) you might have rights.

Andreozzi + Foote is a leading sexual abuse law firm in the nation. Contact us today to discuss your possible legal rights.

We know it can be hard to talk about these experiences. Our compassionate school sexual abuse lawyers are here to listen and provide knowledgeable legal guidance. We offer free, confidential case evaluations. Contact us 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days a week.



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