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Medical malpractice comes in different forms

A physician who practices in Baldwinsville who has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient will reportedly not fight the state’s efforts to rescind his medical license. The doctor recently signed a consent agreement with the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct that calls for him to turn in his license to practice.

The Board had sought to terminate his license after accusing him of practicing with negligence on several occasions. In August, his license was suspended after he was found to pose an “imminent danger” to patients. The suspension came after he was charged with third degree rape after he allegedly tried to have sex with a female patient. 

The Board also found that the doctor had inappropriate contact with several other female patients between 2005 and 2015, including kissing and hugging unwitting patients, putting his tongue in their mouths and groping their clothed thighs and breasts.

In addition to physical and verbal abuse, the Board charged the doctor with gross incompetence and failure to maintain records.

The story is an example of how medical malpractice is not limited just to the failure to use reasonable care in the process of diagnosing conditions or performing surgeries.  When a doctor does not act with professional tact and care, the same medical malpractice claims can be brought.

So if you have been subject to unwanted sexual advances or been groped or touched inappropriately, speaking with an attorney to learn about your rights and options is helpful.

The preceding is not legal advice. 

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