Hold Doctors Accountable After Sexual Misconduct
It is malpractice for a physician to engage in any sexual conduct or relationship with a patient. Whether in the office, via email or in any other place or manner, there is no justification for overstepping appropriate boundaries in the physician-patient professional relationship.
Contact us to speak to a North Carolina physician sexual misconduct lawyer now to get help.
Holding Doctors Accountable
The physician-patient relationship must be focused on the care and healing of the patient. The doctor must concentrate on the health of the patient. The patient must have trust in the doctor, and this trust cannot be exploited.
Examples of overstepping appropriate boundaries include:
- Inappropriate examination of the patient
- Inappropriate touching
- Improper remarks about the patient’s body
- Seductive talk
- Requesting details of sexual history when inappropriate
Physicians should also refrain from unprofessional relationships with nurses, supervisors, drug vendors or any co-worker when good, unbiased professional judgment might be affected.
What To Do
Contact a North Carolina physician sexual misconduct attorney at Elam & Rousseaux, PLLC, to discuss the situation in a confidential, no-obligation consultation.
In some instances, a state medical board or even law enforcement should be contacted. In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a clinic, doctor or hospital, our firm will conduct a confidential investigation of records and reports of previous complaints against the doctor.
How We Can Help
Our firm has more than 90 years of medical malpractice experience. We care about our clients and will listen to you. You need not speak to a receptionist, paralegal or case screener; when you call us, you will speak directly to a North Carolina physician sexual misconduct attorney.
From our offices in Charlotte, we help clients throughout North Carolina get the proper medical care that they need and the financial compensation that they deserve. Offering evening and weekend hours in addition to our weekly hours, we are also available to make in-home and hospital visits. Contact our physician-patient sexual misconduct lawyer today. Call our team at 704-859-8979 today to discuss your injury and legal options in a free consultation.