Doctor Sexual Misconduct

The trust placed in medical professionals is deeply personal. We trust these doctors to care for us when we’re sick and most vulnerable. Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes violated through acts of sexual misconduct and abuse.

If you or a loved one has experienced such a breach of trust by a medical professional, know that you are not alone. Recognizing the courage it takes to come forward, our law firm, Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, L.L.P., is committed to standing with survivors. Coming forward facilitates personal healing and plays a crucial role in preventing future abuses. By seeking to hold these professionals accountable, including the potential revocation of their medical licenses, you contribute to a safer, more ethical medical community.

Why Choose Our Sexual Abuse Law Firm

At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, L.L.P., we have a longstanding commitment to bringing justice to survivors of sexual abuse by medical professionals. Our sexual abuse lawyers will listen to your story and help you hold abusive doctors accountable for their actions. We’ll seek compensation for you and your family and a revocation of the doctor’s professional license so they cannot harm other patients.

A notable example of our commitment is our involvement in holding Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor, accountable for his actions. And in fighting for student-athletes sexually abused by former Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss. These cases underscore the importance of listening to and believing survivors, leading to meaningful changes in how sexual misconduct is addressed in the medical field. We apply this same dedication and thorough approach to every case we handle, irrespective of its public profile.

What is Doctor Sexual Misconduct?

Doctor sexual misconduct refers to inappropriate, unethical, or illegal sexual behavior by a medical professional towards a patient. This type of conduct seriously violates professional ethics, trust, and the law and can include:

  • Inappropriate Physical Contact: This can include any unwarranted sexual touching, assault, or advances during a medical examination or treatment.
  • Sexual Harassment: Comments or gestures of a sexual nature that create an uncomfortable or hostile environment for the patient.
  • Exploitation of the Patient-Doctor Relationship: Engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient is unethical due to the inherent power imbalance in the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse: This represents the most severe form of sexual misconduct, where the doctor engages in non-consensual sexual activities with a patient.
Types of Doctors and Medical Professionals Who Can be Held Accountable

Anyone in the medical profession can be a sexual predator. If a doctor or medical professional sexually violated you, we can help you hold them accountable for the trauma you endured. This includes:

  • Sports Team Doctors
  • General Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists
  • Gynecologists and Obstetricians
  • Pediatricians
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Chiropractors
Filing a Lawsuit Against an Abusive Doctor

As a patient, you have fundamental rights to dignity, safety, and privacy within any medical setting. These rights form the foundation of the trust between you and your healthcare provider. In instances of sexual misconduct or abuse by a medical professional, these rights are severely violated. Fortunately, the law provides sexual abuse survivors with a way to seek justice and hold abusive doctors accountable when they violate these rights and abuse their medical authority.

At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, L.L.P., we understand that the legal process can seem daunting, especially in sensitive cases like doctor sexual misconduct. However, we will guide you through each step with clarity and empathy, ensuring you feel supported and informed.

When you first meet with us, we will listen and allow you to share your experience in a safe, confidential environment. We’ll answer your questions in this meeting and discuss your legal options. We review all the information and evidence available, such as medical records, correspondence, and witness statements, to assess the strength of your case and the best approach to take.

If you decide to proceed, we'll help you file a formal legal complaint against the medical professional or institution involved. This document outlines your allegations and sets the legal process in motion.

It is important to know that many doctor sexual misconduct cases are resolved through a settlement, where both parties agree on a compensation amount without going to trial. We negotiate vigorously on your behalf to ensure a fair resolution. If your case goes to trial, you can rest easier knowing that you have experienced litigators in your corner.

We Hold Doctors Accountable for Sexual Misconduct

If a doctor's sexual misconduct has hurt you or someone you know, don't bear this burden alone. At Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, L.L.P., we're here to listen, support, and guide you through the legal process with compassion and dedication. Contact us for a confidential consultation. Your courage to come forward can be the first step towards personal healing and making a difference in preventing such incidents. Let's work together to uphold your rights and seek the justice you deserve.

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