EP 73: Doctor Sexually Assaults Veteran Patient.
Mar 23rd, 2022 by medicaljustice
The plaintiff is an Iraq war veteran. The doctor was treating injuries he suffered during combat. The doctor is accused of inappropriately touching the patient's genitalia during treatment - and then withholding the patient's prescription unless he allowed the doctor to inappropriately touch him.
The result: A bench trial. The patient received a $1.5 million settlement. It's important we discuss how we can protect ourselves, our colleagues, and our patients from this kind of horrific behavior.