When A Health Care Provider Violates Your Trust

Sexual assault by a physician or nurse erodes trust and can cause serious physical and/or emotional harm to a patient. This can occur in a variety of setting from a private clinic exam room to nursing home sexual abuse. What is required to hold a Texas health care provider accountable? It takes a lawyer with experience handing these difficult cases.

I founded McElyea Law to help Texans who have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of health care providers and others in positions of trust throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With almost 25 years of experience, my focus is to provide knowledgeable representation. I have also obtained a track record of results, including significant settlements against the local Catholic diocese in clergy cases.

Long-Term Consequences Of Sexual Abuse By Health Care Providers

Unlike clergy or teacher sex abuse, adults and the elderly are more likely to suffer this type of abuse. The abuse can occur while medicated or incapacitated. This violation of trust comes when a victim is most vulnerable.

After abuse by a doctor, dentist or other health care provider, victims are at a higher risk of suffering:

  • Anxiety
  • Severe depression
  • PTSD
  • Sleep disorders

Tragically, victims of sexual abuse may also attempt suicide as they may feel shame about what occurred. After abuse by a dentist or doctor, another consequence is that patients may refuse needed medical or dental treatment.

Compassionate Legal Guidance

Sex abuse in a hospital, clinic, nursing home or dental offices is a serious matter and an ultimate betrayal of trust. I treat clients with compassion and listen carefully to determine the best course of legal action.

Learn answers by scheduling a confidential meeting to discuss what happened. Call 817-778-8199 or send me an email as soon as possible. An initial consultation is FREE in many cases.