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Temecula, CA - Physician's Assistant, Thomas Frank, Arrested for Sexual Battery at Innovative Pain Treatment Solutions Clinic

Temecula, CA - Physician's Assistant, Thomas Frank, Arrested for Sexual Battery at Innovative Pain Treatment Solutions Clinic
Published: February 16, 2024
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on February 16, 2024

CA Physician's Assistant Arrested for Sexual Battery at Temecula Healthcare Facility recently reported that Harold Thomas Frank, a 70-year-old physician's assistant employed at Pain Innovative Pain Treatment Solutions Clinic located at 27412 Enterprise Cir W #102, Temecula, CA 92590, was arrested on December 6, 2023, on charges of sexual battery. According to County Jail records, Frank was released on a $50,000 bond pending further investigation.

The arrest came after the Southwest Sheriff's Station Investigations Bureau received a report in November 2023, alleging sexual battery at a healthcare facility located in the 27000 block of Enterprise Circle, Temecula. The victim claimed that a licensed physician's assistant had victimized them during medical visits in the examination room.

Following a thorough investigation, law enforcement officials concluded that Harold Thomas Frank, a resident of Escondido, had indeed committed sexual battery against a patient at the healthcare facility. On December 6, 2023, investigators executed a search warrant, leading to Frank's arrest. He was subsequently booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on charges of sexual battery.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has expressed concern that there may be additional victims who have yet to come forward. In a press release, they stated, "This is an ongoing investigation, and no further details will be released. We believe Harold Frank may have victimized other patients during medical exams." The Sheriff's Department is urging potential victims to reach out to the authorities.

The arrest of Thomas Frank has sent shockwaves through the local community, raising concerns regarding patient safety and the trust placed in healthcare professionals. The Pain Innovative Pain Treatment Solutions Clinic has not issued a statement at this time, but it is expected that they will cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities to ensure a comprehensive investigation.

As this story continues to develop, the public's vigilance and assistance will play a crucial role in uncovering any potential additional victims and bringing them justice. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is urging anyone with information related to this case to come forward and help shed light on this deeply concerning situation.

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What Are My Legal Options If Sexually Abused by Physician's Assistant During a Medical Exam?

Following the arrest of the physician's assistant accused of sexual battery at the California healthcare facility, questions arise about the legal recourse available to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of a medical professional. To shed light on this matter, we turn to attorney Bobby Thompson, Esq., a California-based sexual abuse lawyer with experience in cases involving medical professionals. In this exclusive interview, Thompson provides valuable insights into the legal options and steps to seek justice if a physician's assistant sexually abused a patient.

Editor Darla Medina (DM): Good evening. Thank you for joining us, Mr. Thompson.

Attorney Bobby Thompson (BT): Thank you, Darla. I'm glad to be here and provide information to those who may be seeking justice in such distressing situations.

DM: Mr. Thompson, in cases like the one recently reported, where a physician's assistant is accused of sexual battery, what legal options are available to victims who have suffered similar events?

BT: In cases of sexual abuse by a physician's assistant, victims may have grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit. It's important to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in sexual abuse cases, as they can provide guidance tailored to the specific circumstances.

DM: Could you explain the basis for a civil case against liable parties in these situations?

BT: Certainly. In civil cases, victims can seek compensation for the harm they have suffered as a result of the sexual abuse. The liable parties may include the physician's assistant, the healthcare facility where the abuse occurred, and potentially other individuals or entities that may have contributed to the abuse or failed to take appropriate action to prevent it.

DM: What factors are considered in determining the liability of these parties?

BT: Liability is typically assessed based on several factors, including the duty of care owed by the healthcare facility and its employees to protect patients from harm. Negligence, such as inadequate supervision or failure to conduct proper background checks, may also be considered. Additionally, the specific actions and behavior of the accused physician's assistant are crucial in establishing their liability.

DM: Are there any time limitations or deadlines for filing a civil lawsuit in these cases?

BT: Yes, statutes of limitations vary from state to state, dictating the timeframe within which a lawsuit must be filed. It's crucial for victims and their families to consult an attorney promptly to ensure they understand and meet any applicable deadlines.

DM: What advice do you have for those who may be considering pursuing a civil case after experiencing sexual abuse by a physician's assistant?

BT: My advice is to prioritize their well-being and safety first. It's essential to seek medical attention, report the abuse to the appropriate authorities, and then consult with a knowledgeable attorney who can guide them through the legal process. An attorney can help gather evidence, navigate the complexities of the legal system, and advocate for their rights, seeking the justice and compensation they deserve.

DM: Thank you, Mr. Thompson, for enlightening us on the legal options available to victims and their families in these distressing situations.

BT: You're welcome, Darla. It's my hope that this information empowers victims to take action and helps them on their path to healing and justice.


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