Attorney representation in any lawsuit against a health care provider is absolutely necessary. Similar to medical malpractice claims, an insurance company representing a health care provider almost never offers adequate settlement of a case out of court. Legal counsel and representation from an experienced litigator are crucial.
At Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, we are familiar with the standard of care medical professionals must uphold. Medical malpractice usually involves negligence. Abusive actions may be far more damaging, particularly psychologically. Our Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles attorneys have extensive experience pursuing damages on behalf of clients in emotional, psychological and sexual abuse cases.
The partner attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience, and they know exactly how to approach, investigate and prepare these cases for favorable results.
Oakland personal injury attorneys at Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, have obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases throughout California. Call us at (510) 433-1000 toll free to discuss your case confidentially with an attorney. We offer free initial consultations and pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Breach Of Boundaries In Health Care
Health care professionals have strict standards of care and treatment. If a doctor, nurse, therapist or other professional violates caregiver-patient boundaries by means of sexual touching, molestation, psychological abuse or other sexual misconduct, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the individual, the health care system or an insurance company.
If a health care facility such as a hospital, clinic or nursing home neglects to recognize sexual abuse or fails to act to prevent it, the facility may be held accountable for financial, emotional, psychological and physical damages.
Suing For Health Care Provider Sexual Abuse
Health care providers assume powerful positions over patients who are vulnerable to many types of abuse. In the case of sexual abuse it, is important to consult with an experienced lawyer soon after the abuse occurs. Statutes of limitations may apply, and it may take time to build cases seeking justice through civil, criminal and/or licensing board claims.
We may be able to pursue damages for:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering, and emotional distress
- Punitive damages to punish the perpetrator
Significant Health Care Provider Sexual Abuse Cases
- $7,130,000 – Prescription Drug Led to Brain Damage and Abuse Case Against Doctor
- $2,000,000 – Three Women Who Were Sexually Harassed During Physical Exams by a Company Doctor
Contact Our California Personal Injury Attorneys
Contact Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, today at (510) 433-1000 to speak with an L.A.-, San Francisco- or Oakland-based health care sexual abuse lawyer.