Attorney Commentary: Doctor sexual assault lawyer Kim Dougherty discusses the legal rights of victims of sex crimes by doctors in the second part of this article.
An emergency room doctor for the University of Vermont Medical Center has been arrested for allegedly placing a hidden camera in a staff bathroom at the center. 37-year-old Dr. Eike Blohm has been charged with multiple counts of voyeurism.
The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations arrested Blohm at his home on Friday, April 17. Search warrants were served at his home, his hospital office, and his vehicle.
Blohm allegedly concealed a "KNOWYOURNANNY" camera in a secure staff bathroom. The camera was discovered by security staff at the hospital.
This investigation remains ongoing. If convicted, Blohm could face up to two years in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Doctor sexual assault victim lawyer Kim Dougherty has represented several victims in sexual assault lawsuits against doctors and negligent medical facilities. Kim has offered to share some legal commentary on the legal rights of these victims:
Doctors are highly trusted by their communities and colleagues, and usually, this trust is warranted. But unfortunately, there have also been thousands of reports of sexual crimes committed by doctors against their patients and employees. These victims should be aware that they have legal rights in both criminal and civil courts.
Sexual predators working in the medical field must be held accountable for their crimes, and the criminal justice system works to meet this goal. Additionally, victims of predatory doctors often have grounds to file a lawsuit against the doctor and/or the medical facility where the sexual crimes occurred. This includes both patients and those who work with doctors.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a doctor or victimized in another way, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our dedicated sexual assault victim lawyers.