Susan Ramsey is a Sexual abuse featured columnist for JusticeNewsFlash.com based in West Palm Beach, Florida, reporting on a number of issues, including sexual abuse and the legal options available to survivors and advocates of victims and on medical malpractice and the legal ramifications of insufficient medical treatment. Susan is a senior attorney at Gary Roberts & Associates.
Susan’s advocacy began when she was a practicing Registered Nurse in the ICU and Emergency Room of Yale New Haven Hospital. While working towards earning a Bachelor's degree, she was an advocate with the New Haven Rape Crisis Program. While she worked at the New Haven Rape Crisis Program, Ms. Ramsey provided counseling for sexual assault and child abuse survivors and offered training for local law enforcement, colleges, and high schools. After completing law school, she volunteered as legal counsel for the New Haven Rape Crisis Program until she moved to Florida in 1999.
As an activist for Sexual Abuse Survivors and patients in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital, Susan had the opportunity to see the many ways law and medicine were intertwined, which led her to the path to law school. She received her JD from CUNY Law School in 1986. Susan has represented patients in medical device class actions and over the years numerous clients in a variety of claims for recovery in sexual abuse matters and medical negligence claims.
Susan has lectured and made presentations to several associations, including nursing and paralegal schools. Her articles have been published in nursing journals and she remains actively involved as a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys. She also maintains memberships in the National Crime Victim Bar Association; Florida Council Against Sexual Violence; the American College of Legal Medicine; Palm Beach County Bar Association; Palm Beach County Justice Association; and the Florida Justice Association.
Susan has been the recipient of many community service awards, and she is especially proud of the Arnold Markle award from the Judicial District in New Haven, Connecticut, for her commitment to survivors of sexual assault.