Doctors Are Sexually Assaulting Patients — And Getting Away With It
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has launched its own investigation.By Ryan Biek | July 7, 2016
A massive investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found sexual assault by doctors isn't just a surprisingly prevalent issue but underreported by medical boards.
The AJC compiled its own database and found 2,400 doctors have been sanctioned for sexual abuse against a patient. Some doctors were implicated in thousands of cases, and several doctors were highly regarded in their field.
The paper was forced to compile its own list because the National Practitioner Data Bank keeps its information ambiguous. The physician misconduct list doesn't even include names.