Sexual Assault / Sexual Abuse by Doctors
Representing survivors of sexual assault by physicians and other healthcare providers
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As Boston’s leading medical malpractice and personal injury law firm, Lubin & Meyer attorneys have seen many instances of abuse by trusted healthcare professionals. Our doctor sexual abuse lawyers have been involved in multiple civil lawsuits where doctor-patient boundaries have been violated.
Can a Patient Sue A Doctor for Sexual Assault?
Our attorneys are frequently asked, "Can I sue my doctor for sexual assault?" The answer is, yes. It has been our experience that when a physician or other healthcare professional is accused of inappropriate behaviors, there are often multiple victims of the same abuser who may be suffering in silence.
Our law firm currently represents more than 170 patients of a Boston rheumatologist accused of sexual abuse, which has garnered national attention. See related information on this case:
- Boston doctor accused of patient sexual assault
- Lubin & Meyer attorneys file class action lawsuit in Derrick Todd doctor abuse case
Attorney Andrew Meyer, who filed the class action sexual assault lawsuit on behalf of 170 of Dr. Derrick Todd's patients, has been featured in many news reports on the complaints against the former Brigham rheumatologist.
Our doctor abuse lawyers have represented patients mistreated by their physician, psychiatrist or other healthcare professionals. Sexual abuse of a patient gives rise to a claim against the doctor. A physician abuse lawsuit may also involve negligence by department heads and hospital administrators that oversee an abusive doctor. Sexual abuse can be committed by any healthcare professional in any healthcare setting.
Patterns of Behavior of Predatory Doctors
When a trusted doctor exhibits behaviors inconsistent to the normal patient/doctor relationship, it can be upsetting and confusing, and cause embarassment, shame or trauma. Patient-doctor boundary violation behaviors can include:
- Performing exams that are unusually lengthy or painful
- Conducting exams without gloves or proper draping
- Sharing or asking for sexually explicit details
- Touching, hugging or rubbing for no medical reason
- Acting in a flirtatious manner
- Scheduling appointments outside office hours
- Texting or communicating unrelated to medical care
- Taking photos without consent
- Askingyou to keep secrets
- Not properly documenting exams
- Performing intimate exams when not needed
Any type of behavior of a sexual nature that makes the patient feel uncomfortable, could be sexual abuse. If you have experienced behaviors that raise questions, trust your instincts. Speak with a lawyer who is experienced in medical sexual abuse cases. While it is a difficult conversation to begin, we can help you to discuss your concerns in a safe and judgment-free place.
Advocates for Victims of Physician Sexual Abuse
With a proven track record in the courts and experience dealing with the sensitive nature of medical sexual assault claims, Lubin & Meyer can ensure the best possible outcome for survivors of sexual abuse. Our legal team is ready and experienced in providing the unique guidance, support, empathy and legal knowledge required in evaluating and bringing medical sexual assault cases to trial.
Request a Free, Confidential Consultation
Lubin & Meyer’s sexual assault attorneys will provide you with the opportunity to share your experience in a confidential and supportive setting. Dozens of brave women and men have come forward and trusted us to help them seek the justice they deserve, and help prevent future harm to others. Your voice should be heard, and your rights should be protected. There is no fee to speak with us.
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“What I valued most about my experience with Lubin & Meyer is the sense of support that I felt from the first meeting until the final meeting. I expected the great representation in the courtroom that Lubin & Meyer is known for. I did not expect the level of compassion and understanding that I received from my lawyer.”Daughter of father who died from misdiagnosed cancer
FEE INFORMATION: Both the initial consultation and the investigation of the merits of your claim are done without any fee or charge to you. In fact, there is never a fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for your injury. We handle claims on a contingent fee basis so that the legal fee is a percentage of the actual amount recovered for you. Any expenses incurred in bringing the case are not incurred until the conclusion of the case — when money is recovered for you.