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Doctor Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

As patients, we place our trust in doctors to provide us with the highest standard of care and to act in our best interests. However, some medical professionals violate this trust by abusing their power and harming patients in vulnerable positions. 

Sexual abuse by doctors is a devastating betrayal that can leave survivors with deep emotional scars and long-lasting trauma. If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual abuse by a doctor, it is essential to know that you are not alone and that you have the right to seek justice.

At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, we understand the sensitive nature of doctor sexual abuse cases and how challenging it can be for survivors to come forward. Our attorneys provide compassionate, confidential support to help you navigate the legal process. You can trust our firm to protect your rights and recover the compensation that you deserve. 

Why Choose Our Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Attorneys?

  • For years, our attorneys have advocated for the rights of survivors and held perpetrators accountable for their actions. We have secured millions of dollars in settlements related to sexual abuse.
  • Our award-winning firm has received national recognition for our outstanding case results and dedicated advocacy. We have been named in the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 and as the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Trial Attorney of the Year.
  • We know how stressful pursuing a sexual abuse lawsuit can be. Our firm will treat you with the highest degree of compassion and respect and keep your case details private and confidential.

Examples of Doctor Sexual Abuse

As a survivor of sexual abuse, it can be challenging to recognize and acknowledge the trauma you have experienced, especially when the perpetrator is someone you trusted. It is essential to understand that sexual abuse is never acceptable, and it is not your fault. 

Doctor sexual abuse occurs when a medical professional engages in any sexual activity with a patient without their consent. Some examples include:

  • Unnecessary or inappropriate touching during examinations, such as fondling or groping
  • Making sexually suggestive comments or jokes during appointments
  • Asking intrusive questions about a patient’s sexual history or preferences that are not relevant to their medical care
  • Pressuring or coercing a patient into sexual activity by threatening to withhold treatment or medication
  • Performing unnecessary genital or breast exams without a valid medical reason
  • Taking or sharing inappropriate photos or videos of a patient during an examination
  • Engaging in sexual activity with a patient who is under the influence of anesthesia or other medications that impair their judgment
  • Offering special treatment, prescriptions, or other incentives in exchange for sexual favors

What Is a Doctor Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

A doctor sexual abuse lawsuit is a civil legal action filed by a survivor against their abuser. Unlike criminal cases, which are brought by the state and can result in jail time or other penalties, civil lawsuits focus on holding the perpetrator financially responsible for the harm they have caused to the victims. 

After a successful claim, the plaintiff can secure a settlement to help pay for the losses that they endured as a result of the abuse. These may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Survivors of doctor sexual abuse may require medical treatment for physical injuries, such as sexually transmitted infections, as well as mental health conditions. A settlement can help cover the costs of hospitalization, medication, and any other necessary treatment.
  • Therapy Costs: Many survivors of doctor sexual abuse find that therapy is an essential part of their healing process. A settlement can provide the financial resources needed to access quality mental health care, including individual counseling, support groups, and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Pain and Suffering: A settlement can provide compensation for the pain and suffering endured by the survivor, such as emotional distress, depression, PTSD, and a loss of quality of life.
  • Lost Income: In some cases, survivors of doctor sexual abuse may struggle to maintain employment or may need to take time off work to attend therapy sessions or court proceedings. A settlement can help replace lost income and future earnings.

In some cases, both the abusive doctor and their employer, such as a hospital or clinic, may be held liable in a sexual abuse lawsuit. Employers have a duty to properly screen, train, and supervise their employees to ensure patient safety. If they fail to do so and a patient is harmed as a result, they may be held accountable.

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Estey & Bomberger, LLP Will Stand by Your Side

At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, we understand the immense courage it takes for survivors of doctor sexual abuse to come forward and seek justice. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized representation to help you navigate the legal process and hold your abuser accountable. 

When you choose Estey & Bomberger, LLP to represent you in your doctor sexual abuse case, you can expect:

  • Skilled litigators who have extensive experience in handling sensitive sexual abuse cases with a proven track record of success
  • Access to medical experts who can provide valuable insight into the standard of care and help build a strong case on your behalf
  • Compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process, ensuring that your voice is heard and your rights are protected
  • Aggressive advocacy in negotiations with insurance companies and defense lawyers to secure the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and losses

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit Against a Doctor for Sexual Abuse?

The time limit for filing a doctor sexual abuse lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations, varies by state. In some states, survivors may have only a few years from the date of the abuse to take legal action, while others may have more or less time. It is crucial to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to understand your options and ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines.

Contact Us Today for a Free, Confidential Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a doctor, you deserve justice. At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, our attorneys understand the sensitive nature of these cases and are committed to providing compassionate, confidential support throughout the legal process. 

We have a proven track record of success in representing victims of doctor sexual abuse and securing the compensation they deserve. Contact us today at (800) 260-7197 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and take the first step toward justice.