University Hospital of Wales nurse jailed for sex attacks

A male nurse who sexually attacked two women on his hospital rounds on the same night has been jailed for 18 months. Benedyct Czajkowski, 58, of Grangetown, Cardiff, left the women terrified at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, the city's crown court heard. He groped one woman and then pulled down the underwear of another after she had pressed a buzzer. He was found guilty of two sexual assaults and one physical assault. The court heard the women were surrounded by privacy curtains when Czajkowski attacked them both on the same night. Prosecutor avid Webster said the NHS nurse sexually assaulted the first woman after she complained of chest pains. Mr Webster said the other woman had only recently joined the general ward at University Hospital Wales after experiencing pain in her stomach. The jury heard zajkowski arrived at her bedside after she pressed her buzzer to ask for help with her pain. Czajkowski was arrested by police soon after and claimed all his actions were "medically justified". He denied two counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by beating but was found guilty by a jury. Judge William Gaskell told him: "They were in hospital because they were ill and you abused your position. "Any person working in the health service who takes advantage must know they will go to prison and go to prison immediately." If your or a loved one were subject to such acts of abuse at this establishment or one similar please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.


Charles has considerable specialist experience in pursuing claims for compensation for those who have been abused in childhood. His specific expertise means that he is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for his work which has taken him all over the world including, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

He is also recognised for his significant involvement in the high profile litigation against St Georges School (Anglemoss Limited) and Cyntwell High School. These cases involved a staggering number of individuals who pursued those responsible whom despite heavily defending the claims brought against them settled by way of out of court settlements.

Charles regularly features in local and national press and he is often asked to provide his professional opinion and commentary on relevant abuse law issues and developments on radio and television broadcasts. Such broadcasts include BBC South Today, BBC Wales, ITV and ITN News.

Charles is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

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Charles obtained his Law degree at Kingston University, before successfully completing his Legal Practice Course. He trained and qualified with Verisona Law beginning his specialism in the field of child abuse claims. He received his higher rights of Audience in 2012 making him one of the youngest Solicitor-Advocates in the country who is able to represent his clients in the High Court. Charles is head of the abuse team who collectively have secured compensation for hundreds of victims of abuse.

He began diversifying in to other aspects of abuse law and his team are one of the very few in the country who specialise in claims against social services.

He is involved in complex group action litigation and also represents a number of individuals and who are pursuing private companies, local authorities and perpetrators in pursuit of their justice.

Charles has strong contacts with some of the most prominent barristers who advise on abuse claims including a number of QC’s. He also has robust connections with highly qualified expert witnesses he instructs in support of those who he represents.

  • Child abuse claims
  • Claims against social services
  • Complex/Catastrophic Clinical Negligence claims

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