New York Medical Provider Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Health care professionals are entrusted with the care of those who are most vulnerable, so it is completely inexcusable when they prey on defenseless adults and children.

Unfortunately, while the vast majority of healthcare professionals perform their duties with the utmost care for their patients, there are others working in nursing homes, hospitals, doctor’s offices, dental offices, and even massage therapy offices that take advantage of the trust they are given by sexually violating and assaulting patients.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a yearlong investigation in 2016 which found that hundreds – if not thousands – of cases of sexual abuse were perpetrated by OB/GYNs, psychiatrists, anesthesiologist, pediatricians, and many others in various medical fields.

While these criminals only account for a very small percentage of medical professionals, they have none the less hurt hundreds of innocent individuals who were in need of aid but were instead sexually violated.

Unfortunately, many health care organizations tend to brush off these accusations without properly reporting them to the police and licensing agencies. When this happens, survivors of sexual abuse in a medical setting are not only able to pursue criminal charges against the individual who harmed, they can also file civil lawsuits against the entities that failed to protect them (i.e. hospitals, clinics, health organizations, etc.)

If you or a loved one have suffered sexual abuse in any health care setting, know that you have rights and the compassionate attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP are ready to hold these predators accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused you.

Obtain the legal support you deserve by contacting us today at 646-632-2017 for a FREE consultation. Hach & Rose, LLP will help you fight back and ensure that the perpetrators pay for their crimes.

Medical professional sexual abuse, or sexual medical malpractice, takes place when a medical professional – whether a physician or some other medical care provider – performs unwanted sexual acts against a patient in their care.

Because medical professionals are held in high esteem, and are often in close physical contact with their patients, it can be difficult for a patient to discern what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior.

However, physicians and other medical professionals do NOT have the right to abuse their trust and position for their own sexual gratification.

Sexual abuse or sexual medical malpractice can include a number of inappropriate behaviors and actions including but not limited to:

  • Examining private areas without gloves.
  • Having the patient undress in front of the medical care provider.
  • Refusing to have another individual in the room during examination.
  • Developing an unprofessional relationship with patients that includes asking personal information in order to manipulate the individual.
  • Inappropriate or prolonged touching during examinations.
  • Acts of “grooming” designed to make you accustomed to increasingly sexual examinations.
  • Medical care/examinations provided outside of a normal professional setting.
  • Healthcare professionals taking advantage of unconscious or sedated patients who are not able to give consent.

A cross-sectional analysis of physician reports submitted to the National Practitioner Data Bank from January 1, 2003 to September 30, 2013, found that 1039 physicians had been reported for sexual misconduct. Shockingly, seventy percent (70%) of physicians with a clinical-privileges or malpractice-payment report due to sexual misconduct were not disciplined by medical boards for this problem.

What this means is that the leaders in these institutions and organizations responsible for disciplining medical professionals for sexual abuse are failing at their job.

But we will not.

The medical provider sexual abuse attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP have a thorough understanding of the laws and rights you have as a patient and consumer. You do NOT have to deal with the do-nothing policies of the medical community leadership. Let our team of compassionate attorneys help you hold those responsible for your pain and suffering liable.,

Contact us today at 646-632-2017 for a FREE case evaluation
Victims of sexual abuse by a medical professional are not only entitled to make claims against the perpetrator but also against the third-party entity, business, organization, or institution that caused or contributed to the abuse, including:
  • Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Doctor’s or Dental Offices
    When we seek care from nurses, doctors, and other health professionals, we expect meaningful care to help us recover. Tragically, there are medical professionals working in hospitals, nursing homes, and private offices that abuse that trust.
  • Massage Therapy Services
    Sexual assault and abuse by massage therapy providers occur as a result of the intimate level of interaction and physical contact between the provider and patient. If you feel that you have been violated, do not hesitate to speak out. Massage therapy companies are responsible for background checks and supervision of their therapists.
  • Residential Facilities
    Residential facilities treat children for mental health and behavioral issues. Some children are placed in group homes if they do not have alternate means of care. These children may be battling addiction or other emotional/mental issues that make them targets of sexual abuse by predators in residential facilities.
  • Drug Or Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers
    Individuals in rehabilitation for alcohol and drug use can also face sexual abuse in recovery facilities. Rehab facilities are responsible for upholding the duty of care and safety of all patients.
  • Psychiatric Treatment Facilities
    Patients receiving medical treatment in these types of facilities are extremely vulnerable as a result of their conditions and also because they rarely have the opportunity to speak up for themselves.
  • The owners of these medical facilities can be held liable as a result of:
    • Failing to perform an adequate background check on the perpetrator.
    • Failing to properly supervise employees.
    • Retaining the employee even after allegations emerge.
    • Failing to train employees about sexual assault.
    • Failing to enforce guidelines to prevent sexual abuse.
    • Failing to provide adequate security to protect patients.
    • Failing to adequately investigate any claims.
The negative medical and psychological consequences of sexual abuse or assault can be short-term or long-term. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the sexual abuse, victims may suffer from a wide variety of effects including but not limited to:
  • Scratches
  • Bruises
  • Welts
  • Fractures
  • Physical trauma
  • Traumatic injuries to the vulva or vagina
  • Increased risk of contracting an STD
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Generalized pain throughout the body
  • Eating and sleeping problems
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Nightmares
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Alcohol or drug abuse

Survivors of sexual assault undergo devastating physical, psychological, and emotional effects that can have long-term consequences that greatly affect their quality of life.

But you do not have to suffer alone or in silence.

The sympathetic team of attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP are more than capable of helping you in your fight for justice. We will do everything we can to ensure those who harmed you pay for their actions and are no longer able to hurt others.

Contact us today at 646-632-2017 for a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation.

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