Although most medical providers are caring, trustworthy professionals, those who commit sexual abuse can do considerable emotional and physical damage. As people in positions of power who are serving a vulnerable population, physicians can easily abuse their power.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a doctor or other medical professional, we may be able to help you take action. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we represent child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault survivors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Attorney Jeffrey Fritz leads our law firm’s practice of compassionately representing crime victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a charter member and past president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime.
Our attorneys have the experience and resources to investigate and prosecute medical facilities and individual professionals. We prepare strong cases and relentlessly pursue compensation on your behalf.
Schedule a free consultation with our sexual abuse lawyers in Philadelphia, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and New York. Please call us at 215-732-2260.
Taking Action Against Medical Providers
We represent adults and children who have suffered sexual abuse by nurses, doctors or other medical professionals such as:
- Nursing assistants
- Home health aides
- Nursing home staff
- Therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists
Medical providers, whether they are facilities or individuals, may be liable if patients are sexually abused in their facilities or by their staff. We can make claims against a facility such as a hospital, clinic or nursing home for negligent hiring practices, failure to screen employees and volunteers, lack of supervision, and inadequate security.
Failure To Report Hospital Sexual Abuse
Medical personnel are typically considered mandatory reporters, required by the state to report suspicions of child abuse to authorities. Failure to report suspected child sexual abuse is a violation of mandatory reporting requirements.
- In Pennsylvania, medical mandatory reporters include physicians, osteopaths, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, interns, nurses, school nurses, mental health professionals and hospital personnel.
- In New Jersey, any person who has reason to suspect child abuse is mandated to report it.