Luis Ramos, Park Boulevard Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Assistant, Facing Sexual Assault Charges
Victims of San Diego dental assistant Luis Ramos now number 13.
Estey Bomberger is representing one of the victims. Call us for a confidential and no cost consultation at 619-295-0035.
Updated on March 1, 2016
San Diego dental assistant Luis Ramos now faces 31 felony and misdemeanor charges, including sexual penetration and sexual battery of an anesthetized person, as prosecutors have linked him to 13 victims, ranging in age from 17 to 62.
A San Diego dental assistant, Luis Ramos, is facing sexual assault charges following the alleged sexual abuse of a 17-year-old patient at the Park Boulevard Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery office in San Diego. Following the not guilty plea of dental assistant Luis Ramos at his arraignment, the prosecutor stated that at least 15 calls came into the San Diego Police Department and at least one other female was interviewed. According to the prosecutor, the alleged sexual assault was captured on video. Detectives continue to review hundreds of hours of surveillance video from Park Boulevard Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in an effort to find evidence of other females being sexually assaulted.
Protecting Yourself from a Sexual Assault in a Dental Office
Sexual assault by dental assistants or employees is not uncommon. Last year in Santa Ana, an OC Kids Dental office employee, Tommy Medina, was accused of sexually assaulting 2 young girls. Earlier this year, a Washington, D.C. dentist was accused of sexually abusing a man who was under anesthesia during a procedure to have a tooth removed. And in Georgia, a jury ordered a dental clinic to pay $3.7 million to a woman who was sexually molested by a nurse anesthetist in 2009.
Dental offices are usually not set up to hold many people. Many times they have private offices. As a patient, your best option is an office that has an open room for patients, doors with windows, or multiple hygienists with staff and other patients coming and going. As a parent, this can provide a secure feeling knowing that there are people who can see what is going on. Finally, if you don’t get a good feeling from a dentist, choose a different one.
Turn to the Law Firm of Estey Bomberger for Help
Estey Bomberger is a San Diego-based law firm that specializes in sexual assault cases. Attorney Steve Estey has numerous record-setting sex abuse verdicts and understands what is necessary to hold dental clinics accountable for their actions since a dental practice must take steps to ensure the patients’ safety while they are sedated.
In cases like the one involving dental assistant Luis Ramos, Estey Bomberger would look at whether there was negligent supervision or whether this could have been prevented if Luis Ramos had not been left alone with patients. If you or a loved one were treated by Luis Ramos at the Park Boulevard Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery office in San Diego, call Estey Bomberger for a confidential and no cost consultation at 619-295-0035.