OBGYN Accused of Fathering Children with Patients, Using Abortion Drug Without Consent
Dr. Walter Wolfe had his license suspended in July of 2019 based on several allegations of sexual misconduct with patients. Wolfe has been accused of fathering two children with patients and administering an abortion-inducing drug into one of those patients without her consent.
Wolfe’s license was suspended following an investigation that took several months, in which three complaints were filed against Wolfe. A hearing was scheduled to consider the suspension, but Wolfe agreed to a consent order first which suspended his medical license indefinitely.
According to Board attorney Stan Ingram, that hearing was “based on eight counts of violation of the Mississippi Medical Practice Act.”
In 2016, the ex-husband of one of Wolfe’s patients filed a lawsuit alleging that Wolfe “encouraged her to enter into a sexual affair with him.” According to this lawsuit, Wolfe “acknowledged and admitted to a relationship with this patient.”
This woman was impregnated by Wolfe and Wolfe allegedly “attempted without the patient’s knowledge or consent to insert four Misoprostol (Cytotec) tablets into the patient’s vagina in an attempt to induce an abortion.”
On November 7, 2018, a Jackson health care practitioner filed a report with the board concerning “general concerns of alleged professional sexual misconduct” involving Wolfe and “several unknown patients.”
On November 9, 2018, the board spoke with a physician assistant student who worked with Wolfe. This student told the board that she saw Wolfe kiss a pregnant patient on the lips before performing an ultrasound on the patient.
On January 21 of this year, the board spoke with another previous patient. This patient told the board that Wolfe had made “inappropriate comments to her immediately after he conducted a vaginal examination.”
The board has alleged that Wolfe is “guilty of violating professional boundaries with patients, guilty of failing to maintain patient records of controlled substances prescribed, guilty of committing a physical assault on a patient with the unwanted insertion of medication into her vagina; and by virtue of said violations, are guilty of unprofessional conduct, which includes being guilty of dishonorable or unethical conduct likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public and guilty of prescribing drugs that have addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability other than in the course of legitimate professional practice.”
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Legal Recourse for Victims of Doctor Sexual Misconduct
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sexual assault victims lawyer who has experience representing victims of doctor sexual assault in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked Brian to discuss the legal rights of doctor sexual assault victims:
Doctors are trusted members of their communities, as we all have trusted these professionals to provide us with medical care at one time or another. Most doctors are worthy of this trust, but sadly, not all of them are. There have been widespread reports of doctors sexually assaulting patients in all 50 states.
Doctors who commit sexual assault or engage in sexual misconduct with patients must be held accountable for their crimes. Additionally, patients who are victimized by predatory doctors deserve justice. In many cases, these patients may have the right to file a lawsuit against the doctor and the facility where the sexual assault or misconduct occurred.
If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual assault by a doctor or another medical professional, you can learn more about your legal rights by speaking with one of our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers in a free consultation.
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