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Third assault reported on patient by nurse at Cape Coral Hospital

Posted at 8:49 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 08:49:22-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A third woman has now come forward to say a nurse at Cape Coral hospital sexually assaulted her.

A lawsuit against Lee Health claims Giovanni Hechavarria assaulted women in three different cases. 

According to the attorney representing two of the victims, the investigators didn't believe the first victim and said they knew nothing about the second incident.

It was only after the third patient came forward that Hechavarria was fired.

"It shouldn't have happened…unfortunately, there are more and more of their sexual related cases that are happening.  The flood gates have opened," says attorney Bruce Scheiner, who is not working on the case.

He says bottom line, someone was not listening to the victims.

The attorney who represents the two victims says after the first attack the hospital didn't even take steps to move the nurse to the day shift where he says there would have been more supervision.