Local Doctor Arrested for Sexual Assault
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Sexual Assault Lawyer. When people go to their physician, they trust this person with the most sensitive, personal, and private details of their life. They depend on this person to look out for them, not to take advantage of them. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened to a patient of a local doctor.
Not The Reason For The Visit
An elderly woman was going to visit her physician for a routine complaint. Given the season, she was struggling with a minor respiratory infection and had some common symptoms that likely could have been resolved with some simple over the counter medications or possibly an antibiotic. Horrifyingly, after performing this part of the exam, the physician decided to perform a pelvic exam. This serious exam was not at all related to the reason why the patient had visited the doctor that day and left her significantly traumatized. The doctor had performed a serious violation of his oath and betrayed the patient’s trust by sexually assaulting her. This is a serious problem in our country that had impacted a large number of people already.
What Should A Patient Do?
If someone feels like they have been taken advantage of by their medical provider, they should immediately file a formal complaint with the medical board. Every state has a governing body that oversees the performance of all of their physicians. If they feel like the physician has performed a part of the exam unnecessarily, particularly if the doctor performed an unnecessary genital exam, they should report the provider to the state medical board. They should also file a complaint with the police so that a proper investigation can be performed. Finally, they can also seek the services of an experienced attorney. Sexual assault is a serious matter that requires an experienced sexual abuse lawyer to be handled appropriately.
Legal Assistance for Sexual Assault Survivors
Sexual assault is a problem that impacts everyone, from children to the elderly and everyone in between. A lawyer can help ensure that the allegations are investigated from every angle, making sure that nothing is missed. A caring sexual asssault attorney can also help the survivor find the proper resources, including therapy if they feel it is appropriate. Finally, an attorney can also file a lawsuit to ensure that nobody is ever taken advantage of again. The first step in eliminating sexual assault is to listen. This will ensure that no survivor goes unnoticed or unheard.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Sexual Assault Lawyer. Anyone who feels that they have been taken advantage of by a local healthcare provider, please call me for free, friendly advice. I can be contacted at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400
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