Attorneygeneral.gov has reported that sexual assault charges have been brought against a family doctor who retired from his own practice located at 600 Red Hill Rd, Aston, PA 19014.
On March 29, 2022, the office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that 86 year old Mandell J. Much of Wilmington, Delaware, was formally charged with sexual assault. The department received a report from a parent in March 2021 that Much had repeatedly sexually assaulted her four-year-old daughter. The abuse occurred inside her house and was said to happen "morning and night, morning and night."
The former doctor has been charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. Police believe there may be additional victims and urge anyone to come forward if they feel they were victimized by Much.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent has years of experience as a sexual abuse attorney. During his legal career, he has filed numerous lawsuits for sexual abuse by doctors. Recently, Brian discussed the legal rights of those sexually abused by a doctor.
"People have faith that doctors and other medical personnel will treat them professionally and respectfully. Unfortunately, some doctors take advantage of their positions of power and trust by sexually exploiting victims. Medical boards have a duty of care to protect people from preventable dangers, that include predators from taking positions as doctors. If accusations are made against a doctor, and they have failed to follow up, they could be deemed negligent and held liable."
"Additionally, medical facilities have a legal obligation to uphold the safety of their patients and staff. Sexual misconduct by medical professionals is often the result of third-party negligence. In some cases, this may be the professional's employer or the medical board. Filing lawsuits for victims sexually assaulted by a doctor or medical professional is complex. Victims or their families are advised to consult with an experienced attorney who deals with sexual abuse. Often, in cases involving negligent third parties, victims may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit and may even receive financial compensation."