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January 13, 2022

4 Real-Life Examples of Sexual Abuse by Doctors

Sexual abuse suffered in a medical setting is a disturbing and traumatic experience. Often, victims of sexual abuse are left feeling confused and isolated. However, the sad truth is that sexual abuse in a healthcare setting is more common than...

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January 7, 2022

How to Report Your Doctor for Sexual Abuse

Too many people end up in devastating scenarios when they think they’re going to receive routine healthcare. Many doctors abuse their position of power and respect with inappropriate comments, actions, and/or advances towards their patients. People who suffer sexual abuse...

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December 29, 2021

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Michael Mertz as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois

The National Trial Lawyers and Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. are pleased to announce that Michael Mertz has been selected for inclusion into the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois.  Only a select group of...

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December 29, 2021

Can I Sue If I Was Sexually Abused By a Doctor?

When survivors stand up against sexual abusers, it’s because they’ve bravely chosen to confront the pain and trauma caused by those abusers. For most, reaching this point took weeks, months, or even years. Each survivor’s journey is their own; there...

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December 22, 2021

Patients Who Were Sexually Abused By Doctors Can Find Closure. Here’s How.

Sexual abuse is often committed by perpetrators who victims knew, respected, and trusted. While all sexual abuse is devastating, surviving and living with the pain of sexual abuse by a doctor is one of the most unimaginable situations. Unfortunately, however,...

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December 13, 2021

3 Common Threads Among Doctors Who Commit Sexual Abuse

Doctors are the most trusted professionals out there, according to 69% of Americans who participated in Ipsos’ 2021 survey gauging Americans’ trust in several different professions. While more than two-thirds of Americans trust doctors more than any other profession, a...

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December 3, 2021

How Do Hospitals Handle Sexual Abuse Claims?

When a hospital admits a patient, its team of medical professionals and staff are expected to take all necessary steps to help the patient leave their care in a much better state than when they arrived.  However, while the overwhelming...

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November 24, 2021

4 Facts About Sexual Abuse That Might Surprise You

Sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes a person can endure, especially when the abuse was committed by people they knew, loved, and trusted. In cases involving a privileged or powerful person sexually abusing those who do not...

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