Sexual Abuse By Doctors & Healthcare Professionals: The Culture of Silence
When you become ill or are involved in an accident, you trust that your doctors, nurses and the staff at the hospital will provide you with professional and caring medical treatment. Although the majority of healthcare professionals never engage in criminal or unprofessional actions, there are countless cases of reported sexual
abuse at the hands of these professionals filed each year.
Although some victims of sexual abuse at the hands of healthcare professionals file a report and seek justice with the help of a sexual abuse doctor attorney, many cases go unreported. Victims are left ashamed and left alone to deal with the emotional pain and physical trauma that these medical professionals have caused.
The culture of silence we live in perpetuates sexual abuse, especially with regard to the esteemed medical profession. But it must stop. Victims are understandably silent, given the extent of the physical and emotional trauma they suffer. But other adults who unintentionally or negligently hide or shield these abusers are creating a cycle of abuse, and this can be worse than the abuser itself.
By taking a stand against these healthcare professionals and reporting their egregious behavior, we can not only hold them accountable for their wrongful actions, but also prevent these sexual abuse doctors from preying upon other helpless patients.
We Can Help
Physical or sexual abuse by a medical professional is wrong and is against the law. If you or a loved one was sexually abused, raped or sexually assaulted by a doctor, nurse, dentist, anesthesiologist or any other healthcare professional, contact our sexual abuse attorney to discuss your legal rights.
To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.