Sexual Misconduct Healthcare Professionals

The prevalence of sexual misconduct is a serious issue-one that can affect anyone, anywhere.  The healthcare industry is no exception. Cases of sexual misconduct and assault committed by notable doctors and other medical professionals have made national headlines, indicating serious issues at the institutional level. But how often do health care professionals actually receive disciplinary…

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Parents of teens and adolescents have a lot to worry about when it comes to raising children these days. They worry about app use and screen time, driving and cyberbullying. One thing they may not consider, however, is the prevalence of sexual assault in schools. Sexual assault is not something any parent wants to think…

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Today, we filed a class action lawsuit against Saint Frances Academy, a private Roman Catholic high school located in Baltimore City, on behalf of Jill Doe[1], a current Saint Frances Academy student, and all current and former students at Saint Frances Academy who were harassed, sexually assaulted, abused, exploited, and/or inappropriately touched by Ryan Penalver,…

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Victims of sexual abuse early in life have to deal with many ramifications of abuse on their emotional, mental, and psychosocial selves – not to mention possible physical outcomes of childhood sexual abuse. Now, researchers from multiple studies believe that sexual abuse could literally steal childhood away from female victims in the form of early-onset…

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Most of us see doctors as confidants who we trust with our most intimate medical problems. We expect them to provide us with the compassionate care and competent skill that is needed to nurse us back to health. What we don’t anticipate is that some doctors might abuse this relationship of trust to satisfy their…

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