Medical Sexual Misconduct
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Tragically, many individuals suffer sexual abuse at the hands of trusted medical providers. When the victims of such misconduct are expectant mothers, they and their unborn children can sustain serious, life-altering injuries and debilitating emotional trauma.
If you or someone you love is the victim of medical sexual misconduct, we at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates offer our deepest and most sincere condolences. We believe that perpetrators of such abuse should be held responsible for the immense damage and harm they cause. With over 37 years of legal experience, our Charlotte medical malpractice attorneys know how to investigate these cases and seek the full recovery and justice allowable under the law. At our firm, we offer caring, client-focused representation and the highest level of confidentiality to our clients. We understand the sensitive and challenging nature of these matters, and we are prepared to do everything in our power to provide you with the support, guidance, and advocacy you need.
What Is Medical Sexual Misconduct?
Put simply, medical sexual misconduct is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual contact between a medical provider and a patient. Medical sexual misconduct can occur in any setting—a hospital, doctor’s office, OBGYN’s office, etc.—and can be carried out by any type of medical professional, from a delivery room doctor to an obstetrician to a midwife.
Because of the nature of many examinations and treatments involving pregnant women, it can be difficult to determine when sexual misconduct has occurred. Many women remain silent about situations that made them uncomfortable as a result of being unsure whether what they experienced was truly abuse.
Let us be clear: any type of unwanted sexual contact is never okay, even when the perpetrator is a medical professional. Additionally, it is never the victim’s fault when this happens.
What Is the Purpose of Filing a Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury Lawsuit?
If you were the victim of medical sexual misconduct, you have likely suffered a certain degree of physical and emotional harm. In some cases, sexual misconduct can also result in harm to the unborn child. A medical malpractice lawsuit is a civil (as opposed to criminal) action that seeks rightful compensation for your damages. Depending on your specific case, “damages” may include things like medical bills for treatment required as a result of the abuse, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.
While no amount of financial compensation can ever “make up” for what you have endured, a fair recovery can provide you with a much-needed sense of justice and allow you the ability to care for yourself and your child.
Contact Our Firm for a Free, Confidential Consultation
At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we genuinely care about helping our clients recover after they have suffered serious, life-altering harm. We understand the immense impact medical sexual misconduct can have on every aspect of your life, and we are prepared to help you navigate the process of seeking justice and a fair recovery.
Our Charlotte medical malpractice attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients; reach out to us today to learn how we can help you, too. We offer strict attorney-client confidentiality and there are no fees unless we successfully recover compensation in your case.
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