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Illinois Doctor Sexual Abuse Attorney

A crime as destructive as child sexual abuse can have lifelong consequences for a victim. At the Mahoney Law Firm, we are passionate about standing up for the rights of child sexual abuse and assault survivors in Illinois. If you are a survivor or the parent of a child sexual abuse victim, you have legal rights.

Attorney Ryan J. Mahoney has represented sexual assault and abuse clients throughout Illinois for over 16 years. Speak to an attorney today by calling (618) 323-2589 for a free and private case review.

Why Choose Our Doctor Sexual Assault Lawyers in Illinois?

  • Mahoney Law Firm has successfully resolved many sexual abuse and assault cases throughout Illinois. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients.
  • We practice compassionate personal injury law that always puts our clients first. You will be heard, respected and believed by our doctor sexual abuse attorney.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge anything for our work on doctor sexual abuse cases in Illinois unless we win.

How a Doctor Sexual Abuse Attorney in Illinois Can Help You

A sexual abuse civil claim in Illinois comes with various legal processes that must be correctly navigated for an efficient and effective claim. Hiring the right lawyer to represent you during a doctor sexual abuse case can ensure that you properly navigate the state’s related sexual abuse laws and protect your legal rights as much as possible.

Your doctor sexual abuse lawyer in Illinois can investigate the sexual abuse crime to search for evidence against the defendant(s), which may be the perpetrator, an institution or a third party. Then, your lawyer can file your claim and support it using compelling evidence, such as police reports, medical records, witness statements and expert testimony. If desired, your attorney can keep your identity confidential throughout your case.

What Is Doctor Sexual Abuse?

Doctor sexual abuse refers to a health care professional taking advantage of his or her position of trust and power to sexually assault, harass or abuse one or more patients. Any nonconsensual sexual acts or inappropriate contact by a medical professional can give a patient grounds to file a sexual abuse case in Illinois. 

Examples of this crime include:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances or requests
  • Inappropriate touching, fondling, stroking or groping
  • Touching of the private parts under the guise of standard medical care
  • Unnecessary physical examinations that are not medically justified 
  • Inserting ungloved fingers into the mouth, anus or vagina
  • Forced sexual acts, including oral copulation or rape
  • Photographing or filming a patient for inappropriate purposes

Doctor sexual abuse is a crime in Illinois that can result in a criminal conviction and a sentence against the perpetrator that includes fines and jail or prison time. However, in the civil courts, a health care organization as well as the perpetrator could be held liable – meaning legally and financially responsible – for the survivor’s losses. 

What Types of Financial Compensation Are Available?

Bringing a successful civil suit against an individual and/or institution for doctor sexual abuse could result in financial compensation being awarded for the victim’s various economic and noneconomic losses. This may include medical bills, therapy costs, lost wages, lost capacity to earn, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact an Illinois Doctor Sexual Abuse Attorney Today

If you or someone you love is a victim of doctor sexual abuse in Illinois, help is available at the Mahoney Law Firm. Our sexual assault attorneys in Illinois are knowledgeable and highly experienced. We are committed to helping doctor sexual abuse and assault survivors seek justice against those accountable for these heinous crimes. Contact us today by sending us a secure message online or calling (618) 717-4115 to request a free and confidential case consultation.

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