Last Update: 7/13/2020
In the second section of this article, doctor sexual abuse lawyer Bobby Thompson discusses the legal options available to people who have been sexually abused by chiropractors.
Merced chiropractor Dr. Jaimal Sangha was arrested this week for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his patients in February.
According to Merced Police, Sangha inappropriately touched a female patient several times during a chiropractic session on February 25. He was arrested on March 16 on several sexual assault-related charges.
The alleged sexual assault happened at Sangha’s office in the 500 block of West 25th street.
Detectives investigating this case also found that Sangha has faced similar allegations in the past.
Sangha has denied the allegations.
Anyone with information related to his case has been asked to call Detective Cruz Jasso at 209-388-8889 or the Merced Police Department tip line at 209-385-4725.
Bobby Thompson, an experienced doctor sexual abuse lawyer, helps victims find justice by bringing forth civil lawsuits against doctors and any other negligent medical facilities. We’ve asked Bobby to add some of his thoughts regarding the legal rights of chiropractor patients who have been sexually abused by their doctor.
Bobby stated, “Chiropractors and other medical professionals are highly trusted by their patients. Usually, this trust is warranted. However, there have also been far too many cases of doctors sexually assaulting patients throughout the country. Patients who have been sexually assaulted by doctors have legal rights and it’s important for them to be well aware of them. Filing a police report so that a criminal investigation can take place is an important first step for victims. And yet, the criminal justice system is not the only way for victims to find justice. In many cases, victims of sexual assault by doctors may also have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the doctor. Sometimes, even hospitals and other medical facilities can also be held responsible for negligence if they failed in their duty to prevent such abhorrent abuse from taking place.”