Health Care Provider Abuse Victim
If you or a loved one have been abused by a health care provider or at a health care facility, an Atlanta attorney can help you identify possible claims.
Behavioral Health Facility Abuse
Behavioral health facilities provide treatment to children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral disorders. These facilities often provide inpatient treatment and are responsible for the safety of those they serve. Tragically, abuse at behavioral health facilities occurs more than most people realize. Instead of being protected, vulnerable patients are left to be victimized by depraved staff and unsupervised patients. This should never happen. But it has become all too common for greedy organizations to cut corners by hiring unqualified staff, failing to provide enough staff, failing to properly train and supervise staff, and ignoring rules and regulations designed to prevent abuse.
If you or a family member hasve been victimized at a behavioral health facility you should contact a lawyer with experience representing health care provider abuse victims. The Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch & Rogers, LLC has that experience. Most recently, we obtained a $60 million verdict on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a staff member at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
Doctor Sexual Abuse
The issue of sexual abuse by doctors is finally getting the attention it deserves. You trust your doctor for advice and treatment in times of need for you and your loved ones; sexual abuse is and should be the last thing you expect at your doctor’s office. Nevertheless, the health care industry has an enduring history of doctors abusing their patients’ trust and preying upon them sexually. While these incidents have traditionally been swept under the rug and ignored by the medical establishment, the public is now more aware of the problem. A part of the solution is the civil justice system which can be used to make doctors who perpetrate, and the facilities that allow doctor sexual abuse, pay for the damage caused by their conduct. The experienced attorneys at the Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch & Rogers, LLC can help you or a loved one pursue the compensation you deserve for doctor sexual abuse.
Health Care Provider Abuse
Sexual abuse by a health care provider can occur during a routine checkup, during an examination for a specific issue, or even postoperatively while the victim is emerging from anesthesia or sedation and least able to protect themselves. In addition to hospitals, health care provider abuse can occur at the dentist, dermatologist, physical therapist, massage therapist, or anywhere you go for health care treatment. It can be perpetrated by doctors, dentists, nurses, physician’s assistants, dental assistants, therapists, or anyone who has access to vulnerable patients.
If you feel you have been a health care provider sexual abuse victim, you should adhere to the following steps:
- Go to a safe place
- Avoid showering or bathing
- Avoid changing your clothes
- Do not brush your teeth
- Call your local police department to report the physical assault
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Contact the State medical or other licensing board, as these agencies may take disciplinary action
- Contact organizations for survivors of institutional sexual abuse or rape crisis centers like The National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-4673)
- Reach out to the hospital or clinic to investigate complaints of misconduct
If you or a loved one have been the victim of health care provider abuse, please contact the Crime Victim Law Group of Deitch & Rogers, LLC. Our experienced attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to aid in your recovery and help you reclaim your life.
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