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New Kent, Virginia - Dr. Daniel Davidow Accused of Child Sex Abuse at Cumberland Hospital For Children and Adolescents

Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents
Published: February 12, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on November 24, 2020

Dr. Daniel Davidow On Leave of Absence Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

The medical director of the Cumberland Hospital and Children and Adolescents was placed on a temporary leave of absence last week following an investigative report alleging that he sexually abused at least one child patient.

According to the hospital’s CEO Gay Brooks, Davidow requested the leave. He has been the medical director at Cumberland since 1996.

Last week, CBS 6 Richmond reported that a girl named Astrid has accused Davidow of sexually abusing her. Additionally, this report states that the Virginia State Police have been investigating allegations of abuse and neglect and Cumberland Hospital since 2017.

This week, Cumberland Hospital psychotherapist Herschel “Mickey” Harden had his first court appearance to face two counts of object sexual penetration by force. He is also accused of sexually abusing a child patient at the hospital.

According to Brooks, Davidow is an independent physician and “has never been employed by either Cumberland Hospital or UHS. Cumberland Hospital does contract with Dr. Davidow’s group practice…on an independent contractor basis.”

Dr. Davidow has not been charged with a crime as of the posting of this article on February 12, 2020.

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Justice For Doctor Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families

Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazin is an experienced sex abuse victims lawyer who has represented several victims in sexual assault lawsuit against predatory doctors and negligent medical facilities. Here is Brian with some info on the legal rights of doctor sex abuse victims and their families:

Doctors are highly respected and trusted members of their communities, and most doctors are worthy of this trust. However, there have also been widespread reports of predatory doctors who have committed heinous sexual crimes against their patients. These predators must be held accountable for their crimes. Additionally, their victims deserve answers, support, and justice.

When a pediatrician is accused of sexually abusing child patients, those allegations must be taken seriously. It’s important to investigate both the doctor and the medical facility where the alleged assault occurred. In some cases, hospitals and other medical facilities are negligent in a way that enables their doctors to sexually abuse patients.

For example, a hospital could be considered negligent if they allowed a doctor to continue practicing even after facing several allegations of sexual misconduct or sexual abuse.

Victims of doctor sexual abuse have legal rights in both criminal and civil courts. In some cases, these victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the doctor and/or the medical facility where the abuse happened.

If you or your child is a victim of sexual abuse by a doctor, you can learn more about your legal rights by speaking with one of our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers in a free consultation.


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