How many people are sexually assaulted in U.S. hospitals? No one knows.

Many more patients reported hospital sexual abuse in the United Kingdom in the last three years. Police data counted 1,600 attacks recorded: a 50% increase, and an alarming number. Do you want to know how that compares to sexual abuses in U.S. hospitals? Too bad—somehow, no one has counted the number of rapes and assaults… Learn More »

How a doctor + a camera = $190 million dollars – Part 2

Part 2 of a 2-part series that originally appeared in the Legal Examiner.  The real cost of a lawsuit Sex abuse cases are very difficult for victims – and for the people helping them. They’re second only to death claims as the most difficult cases for a law firm to take on. Obviously, the main… Learn More »

How a doctor + a camera = $190 million dollars – Part 1

This post originally appeared in the Legal Examiner.  The Background Dr. Nikita Levy had been a gynecologist for Johns Hopkins for 25 years when one of his colleagues noticed something strange about the pen he wore around his neck. It was a camera. Dr. Levy had been secretly filming his patients while he administered pelvic… Learn More »

Sexual abuse in hospitals?

In Oregon, several high-profile cases of sexual abuse in nursing homes, hospitals, and even in ambulances have been reported in the last two years. Is a culture of silence contributing to an increase in sexual assault in health care facilities? Some professions, including medicine, are notorious for a “code of silence”. Patients are often harmed by medical… Learn More »