What to Know About Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against Medical Professionals

As you know, whenever anyone is accused of sexual misconduct, they can bet that they will face a wide array of very serious consequences if they are found guilty of such misconduct. That being said, this is all the more true for medical professionals, for if they are convicted of sexual misconduct or inappropriate sexual contact with a patient, not only will they risk losing their medical license permanently, but they may also face criminal prosecution and a civil lawsuit for assault, which can even result in incarceration. For this reason, you should strongly consider hiring a knowledgeable New York City medical misconduct defense attorney who can work to disprove such allegations in an effort to retain your medical license and keep you out of legal trouble. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am charged with sexual misconduct?

If you are charged with sexual misconduct, the first thing you should do is speak with an experienced attorney who can inform you of your legal options going forward. Keep in mind that if you plead guilty to these charges, you will no longer have a viable offense, and you will most likely lose your medical license, be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and you may face overwhelming legal fees if you a civil suit for assault follows. That being said, there are various routes our firm can take to prevent all of this from happening, which is why you mustn’t wait to give us a call.

How do I know if a patient will report me for sexual misconduct?

In many cases, you will receive a phone call from the patient, wherein the patient will say something along the lines that the sexual event was uncalled for and wrong. It is critical at this point that you do not acknowledge that the event took place, as these calls are frequently taped by the District Attorney’s office. If you confess to the event, you will most likely be indicted for assault, and you may have to plead guilty simply to stay out of jail. Once OPMC is notified of the incident, there is a very good chance that you will have your medical license revoked immediately, and you may be sued for damages. Again, our firm is here to help prevent this from happening. Give us a call today.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

When a medical professional is accused of misconduct, they must retain strong legal representation. If you require a medical law attorney for your legal matters, call Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer. Please contact the Walker Medical Law firm to set up a free initial consultation.