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New Jersey Doctor Sexual Abuse Lawyers: Compassionate Advocacy for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Brian Kent, Esq. - New Jersey Abuse Guardian
Hello, I'm Brian, a dedicated sexual abuse lawyer in New Jersey specializing in cases involving doctor sexual abuse. With my background as a former sex crimes prosecutor, I possess extensive experience in representing survivors of sexual abuse throughout NJ, PA, NY, and IL. My team and I are committed to supporting individuals impacted by doctor sexual abuse and ensuring that they receive the justice they are entitled to. If you require compassionate legal advice and assistance on your path to recovery, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.
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Filing A Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against A Doctor Or Medical Professional In NJ

As experienced sexual abuse lawyers in New Jersey, we understand the trauma, pain, and confusion that survivors of sexual abuse by medical professionals often endure. Our mission is to provide compassionate, skilled, and relentless advocacy for those who have been subjected to this unconscionable behavior. At our law firm, we are dedicated to supporting sexually abused survivors on their path to justice and healing, and we pride ourselves on being a safe and supportive resource for our clients who choose to come forward.

Sexual abuse by medical professionals is a gross violation of trust and can have long-lasting effects on a survivor's physical and emotional well-being. Navigating the legal system in the aftermath of such abuse can be overwhelming and, at times, retraumatizing. Our firm specializes in representing survivors of doctor abuse and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to each case.

"Our alliance has over 15 sexual abuse lawyers nationwide dedicated to helping survivors get justice" 
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Brian Kent, Esq.

Sexual Assault Lawyer

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What Are Examples of Sexual Abuse By A Doctor In New Jersey?

Sexual abuse by a medical professional is a reprehensible act that can occur in various forms, including:

  • Unwanted touching or groping
  • Sexually suggestive comments or innuendos
  • Unnecessary or inappropriate examinations or procedures
  • Non-consensual photography or video recording
  • Coercion or manipulation into unwanted sexual acts

It's important to note that any form of sexual contact between a doctor and a patient without explicit, informed consent is considered abuse. If you believe you have been a victim of doctor abuse, it is crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Our team of experienced doctor sexual abuse attorneys in New Jersey is here to help you navigate this complex legal process and provide support every step of the way.

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Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault By Medical Providers

Doctor-patient sexual abuse can occur in various settings where medical care is provided.

Some common locations include:

  1. Private medical offices or clinics: This includes primary care physicians, specialists, and other healthcare providers who operate in their own private practices or shared medical facilities.
  2. Hospitals: Sexual abuse can happen in both private and public hospitals, within various departments such as emergency rooms, inpatient units, and outpatient clinics.
  3. Urgent care centers: These facilities, which provide immediate medical attention for non-life-threatening conditions, can also be locations where doctor-patient sexual abuse takes place.
  4. Rehabilitation centers: This encompasses physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other specialized rehabilitation facilities where patients receive treatment for various conditions.
  5. Mental health facilities: Instances of sexual abuse may occur in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, or private therapy offices where patients seek mental health treatment.
  6. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: Elderly or disabled individuals residing in these facilities may be particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse by medical professionals.
  7. Telemedicine consultations: With the increasing use of virtual consultations, sexual abuse can also occur during online interactions between doctors and patients.

It is essential to remember that doctor-patient sexual abuse can happen in any setting where medical care is provided, regardless of the type of facility or the medical professional's specialization. Survivors of such abuse should seek legal representation to hold the responsible parties accountable and pursue justice.

Statute Of Limitation For Sexually Assaulted Survivors In New Jersey

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for reporting medical sexual abuse or assault has been significantly extended, providing survivors with more time to pursue legal action. As of December 1, 2019, the New Jersey Child Victims Act (NJCVA) and recent amendments have expanded the timeframe for filing civil lawsuits related to sexual abuse.

For adult survivors of medical sexual abuse, the statute of limitations in New Jersey is as follows:

  1. Civil Lawsuits: Adult survivors have up to two years from the date they discover or reasonably should have discovered the abuse and its connection to their injuries to file a civil lawsuit. This is known as the "discovery rule." Additionally, if the claim has expired under the previous statute of limitations, adult survivors have a two-year window (from December 1, 2019, to November 30, 2021) to file a civil lawsuit.
  2. Child Sexual Abuse Survivors: The NJCVA allows child survivors of sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit until they reach the age of 55, or within seven years from the date they discover or reasonably should have discovered the abuse and its connection to their injuries, whichever is later. Like adult survivors, if the claim has expired under the previous statute of limitations, child survivors also have the two-year revival window mentioned above.

It is important to note that these statutes of limitations apply to civil lawsuits, not criminal charges. Criminal statutes of limitations vary depending on the specific offense and circumstances surrounding the case. It is essential to consult with an experienced attorney to understand the applicable statutes of limitations for your case, as well as the best course of action for pursuing justice and compensation.

Resources Available For Victims Of Sexual Abuse By Doctors

f you are a victim of sexual abuse by a doctor in New Jersey, there are several local resources available to provide support, counseling, and guidance. Here are some organizations you can reach out to for help:

  1. New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA): NJCASA is a statewide organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual violence, promoting awareness, and advocating for policy changes. They offer a 24-hour hotline and a comprehensive list of local sexual violence programs throughout New Jersey. Website: https://njcasa.org/
  2. New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF): DCF is dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being, and success of children, families, and communities in New Jersey. They offer resources and support for victims of child abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation. Website: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/
  3. New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO): VCCO provides financial compensation to victims of violent crime, including sexual abuse, for expenses incurred as a direct result of the crime. Website: https://www.nj.gov/oag/njvictims/
  4. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. They operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline and offer various resources, including a directory of local service providers for survivors of sexual violence. Website: https://www.rainn.org/
  5. 2NDFLOOR: This is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults, providing assistance with various issues, including sexual abuse. Website: https://www.2ndfloor.org/

Remember, if you have been a sexual abuse victim, it is crucial to seek legal representation as well. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process, hold the responsible parties accountable, and seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Doctor Sexual Abuse Lawyer in New Jersey

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual abuse by a medical professional, it is crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Our dedicated team of New Jersey sex abuse law firm is here to provide compassionate and expert advocacy, helping you hold the responsible parties accountable and obtain the compensation you deserve.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation, please contact us today. At our New Jersey sexual abuse law firm, we are committed to standing with survivors every step of the way, providing the support, guidance, and legal representation necessary to help you find justice and healing against the perpetrator.

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