Medical Professionals and Sexual Assault

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Medical issues, be they physiological, psychological, or a combination of the two, can make a person extremely vulnerable. It is essential, then, that medical professionals exercise absolute care in protecting patients from all types of sexual mistreatment. This includes advances, suggestions, or actions that could make a patient feel exposed, uncomfortable, or violated by the provider, their staff, or even fellow patients in the office.

If you have been sexually abused by a medical provider, The Cifarelli Law Firm is here to help. Our experienced sexual assault lawyers are prepared to get to work on your claim immediately, helping to protect you against future abuses while seeking justice for the mistreatment you have already suffered. Please use the contact form on this page or call our Irvine office right away to schedule an obligation and cost-free review of your rights and options.

The Scope of the Problem

A study published in the Journal of American Academic Psychiatry Law found that, of sexual assault victims who seek counseling after the abuse, 49% have been sexually abused by a medical professional. According to this study, a shocking majority of these, 85%, relate to psychiatric providers who violate the trust of their patients. Researchers found that, of those seeking counseling, 7.3% were victims of sexual assault perpetrated by a physician, with 3.7% reporting abuse from nurses.

If you have been assaulted, abused, or in any way mistreated by a medical professional, you deserve a law firm on your side with the resources, tenacity, and drive to bring sexually violent individuals to justice.

The Cifarelli Law Firm has a proud history of securing large settlements and verdicts for our clients. Compassionate, dedicated, attentive, and protective, our lawyers take every care to ensure victims of sexual abuse have the resources, assistance, and care they need to recover. We encourage you to get in touch today for a private and confidential consultation with one of our lawyers where you can safely discuss your experience, receive honest information about your options, and begin the process of seeking the justice you deserve.

Call The Cifarelli Law Firm at 949-502-8600 to schedule your free case review today. Our sex abuse lawyers serve the Greater Los Angeles area and all surrounding Orange County communities.

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