2 minors sexually assaulted at Texas hospital during psychiatric evaluation, lawsuit says

KINGWOOD, Texas – A lawsuit has been filed against Kingwood Pines Hospital and Universal Health Services.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs are seeking monetary relief of more than $200,000, but not more than $1 million.

The lawsuit states that on Oct. 26, 2015, two female minors were "invitees" at Kingwood Pines Hospital, at 2001 Ladbrook Drive, where they were being treated for psychiatric evaluation.

While admitted, the girls were sexually assaulted by two other patients, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims negligence on behalf of the hospital.

The lawsuit says the girls continue to suffer injuries, including past and future pain and suffering, past and future mental anguish, past and future medical expenses and past and future loss of enjoyment of life.

The lawsuit requests a jury trial.

Kingwood Pines Hospital released the following statement on the lawsuit: