Hospital dropped from suit alleging sex assault by ultrasound tech

San Mateo Medical Center, 222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo. Medical Center photo.

By the Daily Post staff

The San Mateo County Medical Center has been dismissed from a lawsuit alleging that an ultrasound technician at the hospital raped her.

The rape allegedly occurred on March 8, 2017, but the case came to light in December because the victim filed a lawsuit against the county-owned Medical Center and former employee Shukhrat Saydaliyev.

The plaintiff claims that after Saydaliyev conducted a vaginal ultrasound on her, he touched her privates and then raped her. The woman, identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, dismissed the county from the lawsuit, saying that the previous claims related to “hiring, supervision and retention and to vicarious liability are immaterial,” in relation to what the suit is really alleging. Saydaliyev remains a defendant in the civil suit.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe previously said that his office did not file charges against the ultrasound technician because there was no corroborating evidence to support a conviction.