Harassment By Doctors And Medical Professionals
Get a Salt Lake City harassment attorney who will fight for your rights
We trust doctors and other medical professionals to make us better when we’re sick or injured. We also expect them to behave in a professional manner. That’s why workplace harassment cases involving medical professionals can be so upsetting.
Knowing what to do next can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear, especially if you work with the medical professional who harassed you. That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney who can explain the legal options available to you.
In Utah, attorney Randy M. Andrus can be your advocate for justice in Salt Lake City. He and his skilled legal team at Andrus Law Firm have years of experience handling complex cases. We understand the law. We know how the legal system works. We can fight to hold the person who harassed you accountable for their actions and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve under the law.
What are common types of harassment involving doctors and medical professionals?
Doctors, dentists, surgeons and other medical professionals must be held responsible when they harass someone in a doctor’s office, hospital or another medical facility. In many cases, harassment involves medical professionals harassing co-workers, but some medical professionals also try to take advantage of their position of authority and harass their patients.
Common forms of harassment involving medical professionals often involve some form of sexual harassment, including:
- Sexual assault
- Unwanted touching
- Offensive comments
- Quid pro quo requests (offers of advancement or threats of demotion involving sexual favors)
Whatever type of harassment you encountered, you should not have to suffer in silence. You deserve justice. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights.
Who do doctors or medical professionals harass?
Harassment by doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals often involves co-workers at hospitals, doctors’ offices and other health care facilities. Targets of workplace harassment can include:
- Fellow doctors
- Medical students
- Dental hygienists
In addition to harassment in the workplace, many medical professionals harass or assault patients, especially since many doctors, dentists and other health care workers are alone with patients in private settings.
Whatever type of harassment you have endured, you can take a stand and put a stop to this criminal behavior. Call us, because we can help you build a strong legal case and demand financial compensation.
What should I do if a doctor or medical professional harasses me?
If you have been harassed by a doctor or another medical professional, it’s critical that you take strong legal action to protect your rights. Steps you should take include:
- Report the incident to the police and tell them what happened. Make sure you tell the police the exact time, date and location where the incident occurred.
- If you work in a medical facility, report your incident to your supervisor.
- Seek immediate medical attention. Your health and well-being should always come first.
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Harassment is a serious legal matter. If a doctor or another medical professional has broken the law – which is exactly what harassment is – you need to take your incident very seriously. A harassment attorney can help you every step of the way and make sure your voice is heard loud and clear.
Know your rights. Talk to an attorney who can help you.
Deadlines for taking legal action for harassment in Utah vary depending on the situation. If you miss these deadlines (known as the statute of limitations) you could miss out on your opportunity to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.
Take back control. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation with a lawyer you can count on in a crisis. Everything you discuss with attorney Andrus or a member of our legal team will remain private and confidential. We’re here to help you.