Connecticut Physician Misconduct Defense Lawyers
Physician accused of inappropriate touching, improper exams, or sexual misconduct in Connecticut or New York? We can help.
Our New Haven CT criminal lawyers help doctors and other medical professionals defend their license, liberty, and property.
When a doctor or other healthcare professional is accused of sexual misconduct by a patient their first inclination is to either offer a check in settlement or simply rely on their reputation. The Pattis & Smith Law Firm lawyers for Connecticut and NY physicians, EMTs, nurses and other licensed healthcare professionals know these paths lead to professional disaster.
A physician facing a sexual misconduct complaint has three simultaneous challenges:
- Criminal Investigation by Police and Criminal Charges
- License Revocation Proceedings from a CT or NY Medical Board Complaint
- Civil Financial Liability from a Lawsuit by the Alleged Victim
To make matters worse a doctor can also face:
- Additional Aggrieved Patients or Copycat Complaints
- Reporters Looking for a “Physician Charged” Headline
Sexual misconduct allegations against a doctor are among the most complex for an attorney as we must simultaneously address medical licensing board proceedings, police investigations, criminal charges against the physician, potential civil financial liability in a civil lawsuit, and reputation concerns. Experience matters in these cases.
Norm Pattis, bestselling author of two books on criminal justice and frequent expert legal commentator for the national media, has extensive experience helping physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals proactively and successfully address allegations of sexual misconduct by a patient.
New Haven Connecticut Physician Sexual Misconduct Lawyers Focus on Damage Control
A physician accused of inappropriate touching, sexual misconduct, or improper examination in the course of a physical examination could face:
- Criminal charges against the doctor including sexual assault or aggravated sexual battery, while license board charges could include patient sexual abuse, boundary violations, sexual relations with a current patient, or inappropriate touching.
- Our New Haven Connecticut based medical misconduct defense team looks first to get any criminal charges or medical license board complaint dismissed with minimal damage to your practice, reputation, and family. If things are already underway we have a powerful and proactive defense strategy.
Doctors are Frequent Medical Misconduct Accusation Targets
Physicians are frequently targeted by patients for sexual misconduct complaints because of a patient’s psychiatric disability, prescription drug addiction, mental instability, and most recently a trend of outright extortion.
Whether you are guilty or innocent is not relevant at this point because patients see a high net worth target (as do some of their attorneys), media outlets can run sensational Local Physician Charged “news” pieces because a mix of wealth and sexual misconduct creates irresistible excitement, and although you are technically presumed innocent, police investigative procedure presumes you’re guilty – especially when the media spotlight is involved.
Talk to a Connecticut Medical Misconduct Defense Attorney Now
If a patient makes a threat of filing a complaint for sexual misconduct, a patient’s lawyer reaches out with “questions”, a journalist makes an inquiry, or if the police “just want to talk” you should say nothing and immediately speak to a lawyer with specific experience in defending physicians against claims of medical sexual misconduct.
If you are considering handling the situation yourself, please review our Don’t Do This memo and watch Norm Pattis’ informational video on the subject.
Every year an increasing number of complaints are filed against doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, EMTs and other licensed healthcare professionals alleging sexual misconduct. Whether your practice is in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York or elsewhere you should call us quickly to preserve your rights. If you are elsewhere in the U.S. we can often help you find an experienced sexual misconduct defense lawyer in your state.
Call Pattis & Smith now: 203.393.3017 or Information@PattisLaw.com