Doctor Sexual Assault Cases
Capable Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Justice
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath that doctors take to promise to remain ethical when caring for patients. Even though the Oath has changed over the years, since 1964, medical students still recite a modern version. One part of the Oath is, "I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm." Unfortunately, not all physicians who that take the Oath remain ethical. Sadly, when patients are frail, vulnerable, and defenseless, some are taken advantage of by the one person they put all their trust in-their doctor, therapist, dentist, nurse, or psychiatrist.
At The Beasley Firm, we are passionate about holding guilty medical professionals responsible for their extremely harmful and unprofessional actions. Cases of doctor sexual abuse should not go unchecked. Our team of Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys are recognized as leaders in the field. In fact, The Beasley Firm is listed as a "Best Law Firm" in the area of medical malpractice and has obtained two of the highest medical malpractice jury verdicts in the state of Pennsylvania. When clients choose us, they are choosing professionals they can trust to put their best interests as a priority.
Do not let doctor sexual abuse go unchecked. Call our medical malpractice team at (215) 866-2424 to begin a free case evaluation!
Acts of Injustice to Vulnerable Patients
Psychiatrists account for approximately 6 percent of all doctors, yet they are responsible for 33 percent of all the inappropriate sexual assaults committed in the medical field. Even more frightening is the fact that those sexual crimes committed by psychiatrists are 37 times greater than rapes occurring in the general community. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 150,000 females have been sexually abused by their psychiatrists. Psychiatrists themselves indicate that 65 percent of their new patients inform them that previous psychiatrists have sexually abused them. Sexual assault or rape is not just limited to females. Men are also victims of sexual abuse or rape.
Emotional Impact of Sexual Assault
Sexual assault may include rape, forced penetration, forced intercourse, inappropriate touching, or forced kissing. Victims of rape or sexual assault may get over the physical pain of being violated, but are often left with emotional scars.
Sexual assault victims commonly struggle with emotional repercussions such as these:
- Feelings of no self-worth
- Crying spells
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Fear of relationships or intimacy
In addition, many victims of sexual abuse turn to drugs or alcohol to help dull the pain that is constantly haunting and tormenting them.
Leading Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Pennsylvania for Decades
Since 1958, The Beasley Firm has been successfully litigating personal injury, sexual assault, rape, and professional malpractice cases with documented results. The Beasley Firm is a nationally recognized catastrophic injury and wrongful death law firm that has awarded over $2 billion for their clients. In addition to our experienced Philadelphia sexual assault attorneys, we also have on staff two physicians and three registered nurses, one of whom is a certified rape counselor and sexual abuse crisis nurse. Our collective knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history-$100 million and $55 million-as well as countless other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements. If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual assault or rape by a healthcare provider, we can help you.
Our team has extensive experience providing legal counsel and guidance to men and women suffering from sexual assault by a medical provider. Call The Beasley Firm today at (215) 866-2424!