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Doctor Sexual Assault Lawyers NY: Advocating for Survivors Of Sexual Abuse By A Doctor

Kat Thomas, Esq. sexual abuse law firm New York
Thomas Legal Counselors at Law, LLC: Kat Thomas, Esq. - NY Abuse Guardian

Hi, I'm Kat, a specialized attorney in handling cases of doctor sexual abuse, licensed to practice law in New York State. My passion lies in pursuing justice and protecting the best interests of our clients. My team and I are dedicated to tenaciously fighting for the compensation you are entitled to, and we stand ready to offer our support and legal experience.

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At Thomas Legal Counselors at Law, LLC, we understand the deep sense of betrayal and trauma that survivors of doctor and medical professional sexual abuse experience. Our dedicated and empathic NY sex abuse attorneys focus on representing survivors of sexual abuse by doctors, nurses, therapists, and other medical professionals. Our goal is to help you seek justice, hold the responsible parties accountable, and reclaim your life.

As a sexual abuse survivor, you deserve compassionate legal support and aggressive representation. Our seasoned attorneys have the experience, resources, and determination to help you file a sexual abuse lawsuit and report the doctor or medical professional to the medical board for the sexual misconduct you suffered from.

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Thomas Legal Counselors at Law, LLC

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How Can A Sexual Abuse Claim Against Medical Professional Help You

Our team of sexual abuse attorneys recognize that choosing the right lawyer to represent you is an important decision. Here are some reasons why you should trust our team of doctor sexual abuse lawyers in NY to handle your case:

  1. Specialized Experience: We exclusively represent survivors of doctor and medical professional sexual abuse, giving us the unique perspective and understanding needed to effectively advocate on your behalf.
  2. Proven Track Record: Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous cases involving medical professional abuse, and we are prepared to fight for your rights.
  3. Confidentiality and Compassion: We understand the sensitive nature of doctor sexual abuse cases, and we treat our clients with the utmost respect, empathy, and confidentiality.
  4. Personalized Approach: Our team is committed to providing personalized and attentive legal support, ensuring that your needs are met and your rights are protected.
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What Are The Doctor Sexual Abuse Laws In New York?

In New York, sexual abuse and assault by a doctor or health care provider is considered a particularly heinous violation of trust, and it is treated seriously by the legal system. Medical professionals have a duty to provide care and maintain professional boundaries with their patients. When they violate this trust, they can be held accountable through civil lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

Our law firm is well-versed in the intricacies of these laws and can help you navigate the legal process to seek justice and compensation.

Various Forms Of Doctor Sexual Assault Or Abuse

Sexual abuse by a doctor or medical professional can take various forms, ranging from inappropriate comments to non-consensual sexual contact or medical care. Here are some examples of sexual abuse by a doctor or medical professional:

  1. Inappropriate touching: This can include touching or fondling a patient's genitals, breasts, or other private areas without a legitimate medical reason or consent.
  2. Unnecessary or inappropriate examinations: Conducting invasive examinations without a legitimate medical reason or not following standard protocols for such examinations, such as having a chaperone present during intimate physical exams.
  3. Sexual assault: Forcing a patient into non-consensual sexual acts, such as oral sex or intercourse, under the guise of medical treatment.
  4. Sexual exploitation: Using the doctor-patient relationship to manipulate or coerce a patient into engaging in sexual activities.
  5. Inappropriate comments: Making sexually suggestive, offensive, or explicit comments to a patient, or discussing their body in a sexual manner.
  6. Voyeurism: Watching a patient undress or conducting exams for personal sexual gratification, rather than for medical purposes.
  7. Unwanted exposure: Exposing a patient's private areas without a legitimate medical reason, or intentionally exposing oneself to a patient.
  8. Sharing explicit materials: Showing a patient explicit images or videos, or sharing intimate images of a patient without their consent.
  9. Inappropriate prescribing: Prescribing medications, such as contraceptives or erectile dysfunction drugs, to manipulate or coerce a patient into engaging in sexual activities.
  10. Grooming: Developing an inappropriate emotional or personal relationship with a patient to facilitate sexual abuse, such as excessively calling or texting, offering gifts, or meeting outside of the professional setting.

It is crucial to remember that any sexual contact or behavior between a doctor or medical professional and a patient without informed consent is considered abuse, regardless of the circumstances. If you or someone you know has experienced any of these forms of abuse, it is important to seek support and report the abuse to the appropriate authorities.

Interested in reading about professional misconduct and disciplinary actions for doctor sexual abuse in New York? Visit this link: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubdoh/professionals/doctors/conduct/factions/AllRecordsAction.action?d-49653-o=1&d-49653-p=1&d-49653-s=6

Statute Of Limitations For Reporting Sexual Abuse By A Doctor

In New York, the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse by a doctor varies depending on the type of legal action you wish to pursue. There are different timeframes for civil lawsuits and criminal prosecutions.

Civil Lawsuits: As of August 14, 2019, the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) extended the statute of limitations for survivors of child sexual abuse. Under the CVA, survivors have until the age of 55 to file a civil lawsuit against their abusers and any responsible institutions. For adult survivors of sexual abuse, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of the abuse.

It's important to note that the CVA also provided a one-time, one-year "look-back" window that allowed survivors of any age to file civil lawsuits for past sexual abuse, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. This window was initially set to close on August 14, 2020, but was extended until August 14, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Criminal Prosecutions: The statute of limitations for criminal prosecution varies depending on the specific charges. For some felony sexual offenses, such as first-degree rape or first-degree criminal sexual acts, there is no statute of limitations in New York. For other felony sexual offenses, the statute of limitations is typically five years from the date of the offense.

For misdemeanor sexual offenses, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the offense.

It's essential to consult with an experienced attorney to determine the statute of limitations applicable to your specific situation, as it may vary based on the circumstances and details of your case.

Legal Options for Sexually Abuse Victims

If you were sexually abused by your doctor, you have several legal options available to seek justice and compensation. Our experienced physician sexual abuse lawyers in NY can guide you through the following processes:

  1. Civil Lawsuit: Filing a civil lawsuit can help you recover compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress caused by the abuse.
  2. Criminal Prosecution: If your abuser is criminally prosecuted, you may be able to seek restitution as part of the criminal process, which can help cover expenses related to the abuse.
  3. Medical Licensing Complaint: You can file a complaint with the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) or the appropriate licensing board, which could lead to an investigation and potential sanctions against the abusive medical professional.

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If you or someone you love has been a victim of doctor or medical professional sexual abuse, it's essential to have a dedicated and compassionate advocate on your side. At Thomas Legal Counselors at Law, LLC, our doctor sexual abuse lawyers in NY, are committed to providing the highest level of legal representation and support to survivors of medical professional abuse.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We are here to listen, support, and guide you through the legal process, helping you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Together, we can help you take back control of your life and begin the healing process.

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