Sexual Assault and Abuse by Doctors
Portland Sexual Assault Lawyers
Doctors and other medical professionals are among the most revered members of our society. We trust them with our physical and mental well-being, and sometimes our lives. When that trust is violated, the results are devastating.
Sexual abuse by a doctor can take many forms. Because society holds medical professionals in high esteem, it is sometimes difficult for patients to discern what is normal and what is not. In some cases, doctors use their power and the vulnerability of their patients to touch patients in places that are not medically necessary. In others, doctors take advantage of unconscious patients or patients who are otherwise unable to give consent. In others, doctors might use the patient relationship as a means to flirt, ask personal questions, and manipulate the patient into a sexual relationship. All of this behavior is unethical and against the law.
Victims of sexual abuse by doctors may feel shame and embarrassment, and fear that they will not be believed because of the doctor’s respected position. At Vogt & Long, we believe you and can help you get the justice you deserve.