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Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Dr. Mahmoud Ghaderi Sentenced in Patient Sexual Assault Case

Springfield office of Dr. Mahmoud Ghaderi
Published: September 6, 2018
By: Paul
Last Updated on December 1, 2020

Main Line Doctor Sentenced After Pleading No Contest to Indecent Assault

An ear, nose, and throat doctor from Delaware County was sentenced in court after pleading no contest to one count of indecent assault without the consent of others. 55-year-old Mahmoud Max Ghaderi faces three months under electronic home monitoring, two years of probation, and 15 years of registration as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

Ghaderi was accused of fondling one of his patients in April 2016 at his Springfield office. He also had another practice in Darby.

According to a police affidavit, Ghaderi performed breast exams on a patient looking for help with ear pain. He also allegedly put his hand down her pants and felt around her thighs and genitals.

Ghaderi’s medical license was temporarily suspended by the Pennsylvania Board of Osteopathic Medicine following the allegations.

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How Common is Doctor Sexual Assault?

Unfortunately, there have been cases of doctor sexual assault in every state. We trust medical professionals to provide us with the best standard of care and to treat us with respect, but some doctors abuse this trust and commit sexual assault against their patients. The medical community is often complicit in attempting to sweep these cases under the rug, as a study by an advocacy group called Public Citizen revealed that two-thirds of doctors with strong evidence of sexual misconduct were not disciplined by medical boards.

Legal Options For Survivors of Doctor Sexual Assault

Guy D'Andrea is a doctor sexual abuse lawyer who specializes in representing the survivors of sexual assault. We’ve asked him to weigh in on the legal options available to those who have been sexually assaulted by medical professionals:

The victims of sexual assault by medical professionals often struggle with long-lasting and even permanent psychological trauma. For many survivors, learning to trust these professionals again can be a lifelong struggle that may require extensive therapy. Additionally, these victims often struggle to function at 100% because of the trauma they’re forced to endure.

While there may be no way to erase the past, the survivors of these crimes may find solace in securing justice against those responsible for the crime. Along with holding the perpetrator responsible in criminal and civil court, survivors may have the option to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator’s employer if that employer was negligent. For example, ignoring previous complaints of sexual misconduct against a doctor could qualify as negligence.

Proving negligence is a complicated process that will require a careful overview of your case by an experienced sexual assault victims lawyer. Consider speaking with one today to learn more about your legal options as a survivor of sexual assault.

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