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    Default Inappropriate Touching of a Patient

    My question involves malpractice in the state of: AZ

    Hello, I was seeing this doctor for an acute medical condition which involved injections, which he administered personally. Before or after administering the injection he would grab/ touch me and act like nothing happened. When I brought it up with him , he denied that he touched me and needless to say I moved on to another doctor who does not touch me inappropriately. I complained about my previous doctor to the medical boards and the Board got back to me saying that they cant investigate my allegations and that the case was closed. This happened few months back.

    As would luck would have it I did not get better and it sounds like I might have a malpractice case which I am discussing with an attorney.

    The question is do I need to inform this attorney regarding my complaints to the Boards about this inappropriate touching. I don't want this to be included in anyway shape or form with the malpractice claim. However I feel if the attorney learns about it, he might not like it that I hid something from him.

    Not sure how to proceed. thanks

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    Default Re: Inappropriate Touching of a Patient

    You need to tell your lawyer everything. The last thing you want is for him to be confronted by something he isn't expecting.

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    Default Re: Inappropriate Touching of a Patient

    Thanks for your answer ! I just worry that if the case goes to deposition or trial this issue might be dissected to pieces and my credibility questioned. I understand that I have to disclose this to my attorney. Just nervous how this would play out

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    Default Re: Inappropriate Touching of a Patient

    And that is exactly why your lawyer needs to know about it.

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    Default Re: Inappropriate Touching of a Patient

    I am a little surprised that no one is saying to report this as a crime. IT's sexual assault, which is a criminal matter, not a civil one, which is not to say that there couldn't be civil liability but there is definitely criminal if the issue is inappropriate touching in a sexual way.
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    Default Re: Inappropriate Touching of a Patient

    I didn't mention that because the OP didn't ask what she can do about the touching. She asked if she needs to inform her lawyer.

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