Doctor Sleeps with Patient and Pays Big

A doctor accused of sleeping with his patient must pay $416,500 in damages according to a recent jury ruling. The woman filed a medical malpractice suit against the doctor for allegedly violating his duty of care “by engaging in the sexual relationship while treating her for depression,” according to the article. The woman sought the doctor’s medical expertise for her depression and counseling after her daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Read more about the medical malpractice suit here.

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