According to MyCentralJersey, a doctor was arrested after being accused of inappropriately touching his female patients at Amboy Urgent Care located at 469 Cornell St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861.
Dr. Gurvindra Johal, 55, of Colonia, Woodbridge was charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact after an investigation revealed that he allegedly touched female patients without their consent while providing care at Amboy Urgent Care in Perth Amboy.
Yolanda Ciccone, Middlesex County Prosecutor, said, "This type of conduct will not be tolerated in our community. We are committed to protecting victims of sexual misconduct and will continue to seek justice on their behalf.”
No further details have been released as the investigation is ongoing. Dr. Johal is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a detention hearing.
Attorney Contributor Brian Kent is a sex abuse attorney who helps victims of doctor sexual assault in New Jersey seek justice through civil lawsuits. He works to hold doctors, hospitals, and medical or addiction facilities accountable for their actions. Recently, Brian spoke about the legal options that are available to people who have been victims of sexual assault by an urgent care doctor.
"Patients often trust their doctors with their most personal medical issues, expecting to receive both compassionate care and professional skills. Unfortunately, some doctors take advantage of this trust, using it to satisfy their predatory desires. Unfortunately, medical professionals engaging in sexual misconduct and assault are an issue across the country. However, there are laws in place to protect patients from such behavior. Victims of sexual misconduct or assault can take legal action based on the medical professional's negligence."
"If a doctor commits a serious act of sexual misconduct, they could face penalties from their state's medical licensing board. These penalties may include losing their medical license and could also include time in jail or prison. The doctor and their medical facility could also be sued in civil court."
"Lawsuits can be filed for sexual assaults perpetrated by medical professionals. Such assaults can have serious and long-lasting consequences for victims and their families. It is important to understand your rights and the legal options available if you or someone you know has been a victim of this kind of crime. Victims of sexual assault by a medical professional or doctor may have the right to take legal action against both the doctor and the facility. It is strongly recommended that they speak with a lawyer specializing in doctor sex abuse cases to discuss their options. It is possible that they could be eligible for financial compensation."