Sexual assault is prevalent in every profession including the medical profession. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers are entrusted to protect the physical and emotional well-being of their patients; however, that is not always the case.
Two recent cases further demonstrate that the medical field also has to deal with the ramifications of #MeToo and sexual misconduct among its professionals. An Oregon cosmetic surgeon was recently arrested for sexual abuse and kidnapping of eight female patients. The abuse occurred between January 2012 and April 2018.
In addition, an Ohio mental health worker has been arrested for abusing an 11-year-old boy in his care, and authorities believe there are more victims who suffered abuse from this individual.
Sauder Schelkopf has significant experience fighting for victims of sexual assault. Our former sexual assault prosecutors have extensive experience investigating and trying hundreds of sexual assault cases on behalf of victims of all ages. Sauder Schelkopf currently represents a class of University of Southern California students who were sexually assaulted by the school’s gynecologist. Read our class action lawsuit here.
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If you were a victim of sexual abuse by a medical professional, contact the sexual assault attorneys at Sauder Schelkopf for a free confidential consultation by filling out the form on this page.