Doctor Molesters: How Patients Can Protect Themselves - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

FOX 11 Investigative

Doctor Molesters: How Patients Can Protect Themselves

Posted: Updated:

In a FOX 11 Investigates, we tell the story of some doctors who are now facing criminal charges for sexually abusing patients.

These are doctors facing charges for allegations from years ago. Doctors who continued to practice, sometimes for years, before their medical licenses were suspended.

"He was examining me, touching me from the waist up and I remember thinking, this is foot surgery!". That, from the former patient of a podiatrist charged with several counts of sexual battery against patients.

He's pled not guilty, as has the gynecologist in a Van Nuys court, also facing criminal charges for allegedly assaulting patients.

Should he, or any of the doctors featured on the FOX 11 News, have been allowed to continue practicing, until their cases ended up in a criminal court? The medical board had received complaints from patients, what did they do, and how did the doctors continue practicing? should they have? How do patients protect themselves.

  • FeaturesMore>>

  • Catching Up With LA City Attorney Mike Feuer

    Catching Up With LA City Attorney Mike Feuer

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:19:39 GMT
    Mike Feuer is the Los Angeles City Attorney. His responsibilities go far beyond prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases.
    Mike Feuer is the Los Angeles City Attorney. His responsibilities go far beyond prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases.
  • Wednesday's Child

    Rolando, Serenity, Arianna and Samuel: Hopes Of A New Family

    Rolando, Serenity, Arianna and Samuel: Hopes Of A New Family

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-07-17 06:00:08 GMT
    There’s nothing like summertime by the sea and we invite you to come see what we mean as we join up with four siblings for some summertime fun! Thanks to Wheel Fun Rental, two big bikes kept us moving as we cruised along Shoreline Village in Long Beach with Rolando (2001), Serenity (2005), Arianna (2006) and Samuel (2008).
    There’s nothing like summertime by the sea and we invite you to come see what we mean as we join up with four siblings for some summertime fun! Thanks to Wheel Fun Rental, two big bikes kept us moving as we cruised along Shoreline Village in Long Beach with Rolando (2001), Serenity (2005), Arianna (2006) and Samuel (2008).
  • Point of View

    Teacher Tenure Statutes

    Teacher Tenure Statutes

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:02:19 GMT
    Recently, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled that teacher tenure statutes -- violate the California state constitution. In the landmark case "Vergara v. California," Judge Treu held that tenure makes it almost impossible to fire incompetent teachers.
    Recently, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled that teacher tenure statutes -- violate the California state constitution. In the landmark case "Vergara v. California," Judge Treu held that tenure makes it almost impossible to fire incompetent teachers.

  • InvestigativeMore>>

  • FOX 11 Investigates

    Sexual Predators: Do You Even Know It's There?

    Sexual Predators: Do You Even Know It's There?

    Friday, June 20 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-06-20 05:30:44 GMT
    The number alone is shocking. In one South Los Angeles zip code, there are 240 registered sex offenders living there. You can get this information off of Megan’s law website, required by state law, named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. The idea is to prevent that from happening again, and of course it’s a noble goal.
    The number alone is shocking. In one South Los Angeles zip code, there are 240 registered sex offenders living there. You can get this information off of Megan’s law website, required by state law, named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. The idea is to prevent that from happening again, and of course it’s a noble goal.
  • Gang Buster: War on Street Gangs

    Gang Buster: War on Street Gangs

    Friday, May 23 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-05-23 05:21:35 GMT
     Gang Related: Real Life Gang Busters

     Gang Related: Real Life Gang Busters




  • New Health Craze: Miracle Cure-All?

    New Health Craze: Miracle Cure-All?

    Thursday, May 22 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-05-22 04:26:24 GMT
    An ancient home remedy gets new life because of celebrity appeal.
    An ancient home remedy gets new life because of celebrity appeal.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices