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September 9, 2013
The Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out one of the most horrid atrocities a doctor can commit against a patient is sexual misconduct or abuse. One doctor from Akron, Ohio, is facing both criminal and civil charges stemming from allegations of such behavior.
According to an article from the Akron Beacon-Journal, eight women have officially accused the doctor of having inappropriate contact with them during visits and another ten are said to be prepared to join civil action against the doctor. He is also facing 23 counts of criminal charges in connection to the claims.
The patients, who range in age from childbearing ages to the elderly, say that beginning in September of 2011, the doctor either used force or threats to sexually assault patients. Others, who are mentally or physically impaired, have alleged the doctor simply took advantage of their conditions.
Since the allegations came to light, the Ohio Medical Board has indefinitely suspended the doctor’s license to practice and the office where the doctor worked has adopted a policy of having a female employee present when a male doctor examines female patients.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how devastating such an incident of abuse or assault by a doctor can be to a patient. The firm hopes a decision in the cases will bring the victims a sense of closure.
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