Legal Rights of Survivors of Psychologist Sexual Assault
Bobby Thompson is an experienced lawyer for sexual abuse by doctors who fights for the rights of victims who bravely choose to take legal action against those who violated them. Here is Bobby’s perspective on the legal options available to those who have been sexually assaulted by the psychologists whom they trusted with their mental healthcare.
“The professional relationship between a psychologist and their customers is built, more than anything else, upon trust. While most psychologists are honorable professionals, a small handful has been proven to be sexual predators who abuse their positions in order to commit sexual assault. In some cases, these predators have been observed to trick their victims into thinking the assault is part of their psychological treatment,” Bobby explained.
He continued, “Survivors of sexual assault by psychologists or other types of therapists deserve answers and justice. The criminal justice system may handle the prosecution of the perpetrator, and this often helps provide some sense of justice for victims. However, it’s important for survivors to consider how the civil court system can also help. In many cases of such sexual assault, the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the medical practitioner and even the entity that employs them. This can provide financial support for the victim while also holding the facility responsible for failing to keep their patients safe.”
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