Legal Recourse For Victims of Doctor Sexual Assault
Aaron Blank is a crime victim attorney who specializes in helping the victims of sexual violence. We’ve asked him to contribute some information on the legal options available to victims of sexual assault and abuse by medical professionals:
A strong doctor-patient relationship is built on trust. Medical professionals see us at our most vulnerable, so it’s crucial to know that the professionals treating us are trustworthy. Unfortunately, some medical professionals are sexual predators who abuse this trust in order to sexually assault their patients.
When a doctor or another medical professional sexually assaults one of their patients, it’s important for the victim to be aware of their legal rights. In addition to facing criminal penalties, doctors who commit sexual assault (and in some cases, their employers) may be held liable for damages if the victim decides to file a lawsuit.
In order to have grounds for a lawsuit against a medical professional’s employer (such as a clinic or hospital), your lawyer will need to establish negligence. This is a complicated process which will require a careful overview of your case, so we advise discussing your legal options with an experienced sexual assault lawyer.
Location of Get Well Immediate Care Clinic in Towson