Lawyer for Victims of Sexual Abuse by Doctors & other Healthcare Professionals
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What’s the problem?
Unfortunately, opportunities for sexual predators can arise anytime there is an imbalance of power in a relationship. When a person goes to a doctor or other healthcare provider, they trust that they will be treated properly.
The medical provider is put in a position of power, and they are assumed to be trusted by their patient. If they choose to abuse that power and trust, they should be held accountable.
Physicians, dentists, child psychiatrists, therapists, and other medical professionals who commit sexual assault against their patients rarely do it only once. In many cases, there is a long chain of victims.
The chain will continue to grow until someone has the courage to speak up and report the abuse. By speaking out, you can stop the perpetrator from sexually assaulting anyone else.
Any inappropriate sexual behavior by a doctor to a patient gives rise to a claim against the doctor, as these individuals are not permitted to have sex with their patients. Consent is never an adequate defense in such a case. These relationships can lead to a lifetime of pain and recovery for the victims.
Proving Liability in Doctor Sexual Assault Cases
In order to prove that a doctor is guilty of sexually abusing a patient, a massive amount of evidence must be gathered. Many sex crimes are difficult to prove due to the lack of physical evidence and witnesses. However, there are other forms of evidence that can be used to support a plaintiff’s claim. These include:
- Expert testimony that outlines the accepted standard of medical care and medical practice
- Victim’s medical records
- Psychological evaluations of the victim after the sexual assault
- Witness testimony from other healthcare professionals
- Video surveillance footage from the office where the sexual assault occurred (if available)
Certain victims may also be able to submit their clothing for DNA testing. This is especially useful in cases where bodily fluids are secreted. DNA is an extremely trustworthy and reliable type of physical evidence that can be used against the liable party.
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Do I have a Doctor Patient Sex Abuse Lawsuit?
The Sexual Abuse Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in doctor-patient sexual abuse lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Doctor Patient Sexual Abuse Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, molested, or otherwise mistreated by a doctor or other healthcare professional, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.