Representation for Victims of Sexual Assault in Maryland
More than 54% of Maryland women have been or will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. Typically, the perpetrator is someone the victim knows, and not a stranger. As an example, sexual assault committed against their patients by health care providers, including physicians, is not uncommon. Unfortunately, only about 40% of sexual assaults are reported to authorities. This is due in large part to the shame, fear, and stigma associated with being a sexual assault victim.
After suffering an assault, victims may be calm, angry, agitated, hysterical, or apathetic. They may feel fear, shame, stigma, anxiety, depression, and numbness. All of these responses are normal. There is no “typical” victim and no “right” way to respond to sexual assault.
We at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy recognize that it’s very difficult to come forward when you have been sexually abused or assaulted, especially when the person who assaulted you is someone you trusted, like your doctor. Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has sued multiple health care providers, including HMOs and physicians, who committed sexual assault under the guise of providing medical care. We are currently representing numerous victims of sexual assault committed by Kaiser Permanente and one of its pain management physicians, Dr. Bryan Williams.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a medical professional, schedule an initial, confidential consultation with a member of our team by calling (410) 983-6266. Click here to contact a Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer from our team. If you have a preference as to whether you speak with a man or a woman, please do not hesitate to tell us. We want you to be as comfortable as possible.