Justice in the Aftermath of a Sexual Assault by a Physician
A Physician Sexual Assault Victim Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm Fights for You
One of the most horrific violations of trust occurs when a patient is sexually
assaulted by a doctor. If you or a loved one are a physician sexual assault
victim, you need to understand the steps you need to take to fully protect
your legal rights and interests.
A starting point for you is to contact The Doan Law Firm physician sexual
assault hotline at (800) 349-0000. The hotline is staffed by compassionate,
caring professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
You can obtain basic information through the hotline. You can also schedule
an initial consultation with an appointment with a sexual assault victim
lawyer from The Doan Law Firm.
File a Complaint with Physician's Licensing Authority
Part of protecting your legal rights is promptly filing a complaint with
the doctor's licensing authority in your state. Each state has its
own agency that oversees a doctor's license, credentials, and conduct.
Typically, a person who has been victimized by a physician can file a complaint
online. This initiates the process of investing your doctor's conduct.
File a Police Report
You also need to promptly file a police report. A physician who sexually
assaults a patient is guilty of a very serious crime.
Many police and sheriff's departments maintain online crime report
portals. However, due to the highly serious nature of this crime, you
need to call the police or sheriff's department and explain what has occurred.
There is not doubt that a crime involving sexual assault is challenging
to discuss. Keep in mind that law enforcement officials have experience
in dealing with people who have been sexually assaulted.
File an Insurance Claim
If you desire to pursue a claim and even a civil lawsuit to recover compensation
for the injuries and losses you sustained as a result of a sexual assault,
you will also need to file an insurance claim as part of that process.
An insurance claim will be filed with a physician's insurance company.
If the sexual assault occurred in a hospital, you likely will also file
a claim against the medical center's insurance company as well.
Do not operate under the assumption that an insurance company will "be
on your side." Even when you've been sexually assaulted by an
insurance company's insured physician, an insurance company is in
business for one primary reason. An insurer exists to make money for its
stockholders. Thus, even in a situation in which someone like you makes
a claim arising out of being sexually assaulted, an insurance company
will do everything in its power to limit the amount of money paid out
in a claim.
The Importance of Experienced Legal Representation
The manner in which an insurance company can be expected to handle a claim
based on a claim of physician sexual assault underscores the importance
of being proactive in retaining legal assistance, like a member of the
legal team at The Doan Law Firm. Indeed, you should not agree to discuss
your claim with a representative of an insurance company until you have
discussed your case with a compassionate, skilled physician sexual assault
You can schedule a no obligation, no cost initial consultation with a physician
sexual assault lawyer from our firm by calling (800) 349-0000. We are
a nationwide law firm, with offices located from coast to coast in the
United States. We can also schedule an appointment with you at your home.
We can even arrange a virtual consultation with you online.
Justice in Your Case
Our attorneys understand how difficult your situation is after being sexually
victimized by a doctor or other healthcare provider. We will fight tirelessly
on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve. The financial recovery
in a physician sexual assault case depends on the circumstances surrounding
the attack on you. With that said, we typically seek compensation for
injuries, damages, and losses that include:
- medical bills and expenses
- emotional distress and mental anguish
We fight to ensure that you obtain all the compensation to which you are
entitled. For example, you may experience chronic mental anguish and emotional
distress in to the future. You may experience other ongoing emotional
and mental health issues associated with the assault. These may include
PTSD and depression.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney promise to you. Our firm will never
charge an attorney fee in your case unless we obtain a favorable settlement
of judgment for you.