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.