Indiana Lawyers for Doctor on Patient Sexual Abuse Survivors
The relationship between doctor and patient is built on trust and respect. Patients put their physical and mental health in the hands of doctors and medical professionals with the expectation that they will receive proper care and treatment. When a doctor breaches their patient’s trust by engaging in unwanted sexual contact, making inappropriate comments of a sexual nature, or taking inappropriate photos or videos of the patient; the result can traumatic.
Some survivors of sexual abuse develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and struggle with mental health issues related to depression, anxiety, and fear. Sexual abuse survivors may also experience nightmares and problems forming relationships with people. Mental health professionals and therapists can help sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors learn methods of dealing with the intense emotional impact of sexual abuse.
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Sexual abuse can happen to anyone regardless of age or gender. It is important that children are educated and understand when to talk to an adult or parent about any sexual abuse that may have occurred. It is equally important for parents to be aware of symptoms that may indicate their child is a victim of sexual abuse and take appropriate measures to open a dialogue with their child and get them necessary help.
Some survivors of sexual abuse may find it difficult to come forward to report the abuse, especially if they are a part of a more vulnerable population. Family and care givers of elderly or developmentally disabled people should take special care to educate themselves on symptoms of sexual abuse and serve as staunch advocates if they believe sexual abuse has occurred. It is important for family and care givers to seek the help of mental health professionals or therapists to make sure their loved one gets the help they deserve.
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Reports of doctor on patient sexual abuse:
Roseland Community Hospital psychiatric patient sexual abuse captured on video goes unreported- ProPublica
An investigation by ProPublica journalists shed light on gaps in patient care at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago after reports about a possible sexual assault caught on video go unreported. The alleged incident involves a developmentally disabled 21-year old man who was allegedly attacked by a 49-year old man with a history of sexual aggression and violence who was also being treated at the hospital. Patient on patient sexual abuse can occur when a facility fails to have the proper safeguards in place to protect its patients. In this instance, the negligence was compounded by a lack of reporting.
Oral surgeon accused of sexually abusing patients under anesthesia allowed to continue practicing surgical medicine- WECT News 6
Wilmington, North Carolina oral surgeon Michael Lee Hasson was arrested for sexually abusing at least four female patients while they were under anesthesia. The women range in age from 17 and 21. Investigators believe that Hasson placed the women under anesthesia and then assaulted them sexually. The police department has reported receiving many calls by other women who were patients of Hasson since the arrest. Police state they expect additional charges will be filed against the surgeon.
In the meantime, the state board of dental examiners has not suspended Hasson’s license to practice. This means that if he were able to post bond to get out of jail, he could continue to see patients.
Cass County EMT accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl- CBS 4
A Logansport, Indiana paramedic faces charges for sexual misconduct with a minor after a 14-year-old girl came forward with reports of sexual abuse. The girl told police that EMT Chad Bowlby coerced her into sexual acts over a period of time at different locations. The girl stated that she did not report the incidents sooner because Bowlby told her he would “kill himself before he went to prison”.
Indiana State Police are handling the investigation because Bowlby had worked at the Logansport Police Department in the past creating potential conflict of interest.
Other Types Of Sexual Abuse Cases We Handle
We are proud to help survivors and their families heal through the legal pursuit of sexual abuse claims. Here are a few more specific examples of cases we’ve handled.
- Adult on child sexual abuse
- Daycare sexual abuse
- Child-on-child sexual abuse
- Church sexual abuse
- Nursing home sexual abuse
- Residential treatment center sexual abuse
- School or sports organization sexual abuse
- UCLA gynecologist sexual abuse
INDIANA SEXUAL ABUSE LAWYERS
If you, your child, or someone else you know is a victim of sexual abuse or molestation, contact us. Our attorneys have been trained by mental health professionals so as to not revictimize the Plaintiff when telling his or her story. We have helped many families get compensation to pay for the help they need in order to heal after sexual abuse. We understand the sensitive nature of this type of lawsuit and prioritize our clients’ privacy and trust while fighting to get them the compensation they need to assist them in healing and coping from sexual abuse.