Healthcare Professional Sexual Abuse
We put our utmost faith in doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals. We trust them with our most precious assets - our health and well-being. When they betray that trust through abuse or assault, the effect is devastating. Unfortunately, abuse by doctors and other healthcare professionals is far more common than anyone would care to believe. Thankfully, for those who have suffered at the hands of predatory medical professionals, the law is ever on your side.
Victims of Doctor Sexual Abuse Are Often Entitled to Financial Compensation
Those abused or assaulted by doctors, nurses, dentist, or employees of medical institutions and organizations may pursue legal action to obtain justice against their abusers. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, strong laws support attempts by victims to hold the individuals and entities involved in their abuse liable for abuse or negligence. Lawsuits may obtain awards of financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical treatment, and counseling.
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Child Molestation and Abuse by Healthcare Professionals
Shockingly, one common form of sexual abuse by healthcare professionals involves children or adolescents. The suffering, damage, and disorientation experienced as a result of abuse at a young age is incalculable; it is amplified by the role of adult authority figures. As we know, in many instances, victims of child abuse will repress the traumatic events for years - even decades - until something triggers its remembrance in adulthood. While the recovery of such repressed memories comes as a terrible shock, the goods news is that adult victims of child abuse may still have legal recourse to bring suit against their abusers and institutions.
PA & NJ School and Teacher Abuse Law Firm
If you or someone you know has been the victim of doctor, dentist, or healthcare professional sexual abuse, please contact our attorneys toll-free for a free consultation at 215-462-3330 or by using our online contact form.