Sexual Abuse by Health Care Professionals Attorneys in Detroit & Southfield Michigan

Within most health care professions, there are standards, which prohibit sexual relations with a current patient or client and these standards are specific to that profession.

Sexual Relations with Health Care Professionals

Individual professions differ as to permissible consensual sexual contact with former patients or clients; some forbid relationships for a period of time while others place a burden on the professional to show that the patient has not been exploited or manipulated. Unfortunately, sometimes sexual contact, even if allowed by the medical professional’s field, is not consensual and can result in severe mental trauma and physical injury.

Sexual Abuse Cases

In sexual abuse cases, the plaintiff may have the option of pursuing the matter in the civil justice system, filing a police report to pursue the case through the criminal justice system, or filing a complaint with the Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, the state agency that oversees licensing of all health care professionals. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case, the facility in which the medical professional worked may also be liable for negligent security.

Medical Malpractice Cases

In a medical malpractice case involving inappropriate sexual contact, the abuse or misuse of the relationship of trust between the licensed health care provider and the patient provides the basis for a civil action. Given the specialized training of a doctor and the vulnerability of a patient, there is a power dynamic that can be exploited by the health care provider.

Damages in these types of cases can be non-economic such as emotional distress, as well as economic such as the significant cost of ongoing therapy and medication needs, loss of earning capacity, wage loss, and loss of services. In addition, the patient’s spouse may have a claim for loss of society and companionship and loss of consortium.

These cases can be complex and emotionally charged, and require compassionate and competent representation by an experienced attorney. With so much at stake, you need to make the right choice the first time to ensure that your rights are protected.

Don’t take chances. Contact Sommers Schwartz today to learn how we can help you get the recovery you deserve.

A Trusted Authority

Our attorneys have been featured on local and national media outlets, including:

sommers-media-compressor

I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

I worked closely with Matt Curtis on a medical malpractice case – he went to bat for me every step of the way. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

You are outstanding!!!

I was so impressed with your knowledge of the law and the way you were able to step back and look at all the options while explaining it to me in layman terms. I would recommend you to anyone who is or has been a victim of workplace harassment, discrimination or any other employment issue.

I know without a doubt you definitely know the laws and you are a great lawyer

After we went to mediation on my case, I know without a doubt you definitely know the laws and you are a great lawyer!

Do you want the best? Hire Matt Curtis.

I was referred to Matt Curtis by an attorney’s office in the city where I live. From the first telephone conversation with Matt and his team, I felt confident I didn’t need to look any further for an attorney.

We are pleased!

We are pleased with the job that you have done for us, especially with respect to your thoroughness and professionalism! You both presented yourselves in a genuine and professional manner, and this is precisely why we retained you.

I will confidently recommend Sommers Schwartz.

You were on a short list of attorney’s I considered to represent me in this matter based on your standing in the legal community and I have no doubt that your reputation brought this matter to a resolution more expeditiously than a less highly regarded attorney would have been able to accomplish.

I really appreciate your help with this case.

I really appreciate your help with this case. I’ve never been in a situation like this, and I expected a longer process. My wife and I really value what you did for us.

I cannot say enough good things about Jason!

I cannot say enough good things about Jason – an incredible lawyer and an even better person. There are very few lawyers that I trust completely, but Jason is one of them and rightfully so.

You have become a valuable resource and trusted advisor.

You obviously took some time to understand my situation. You engaged me in meaningful conversation from the legal standpoint and presented my options, in a way that I could understand and therefore make an informed decision.

Our Clients Say It Best

googlereviews
40 5-star reviews on Google