Our doctor sex assault lawsuit lawyers are investigating cases against Dr. William David Moore, M.D. — an Indiana gynecologist who has been accused of sexually assaulting patients, including but not limited to taking photographs of patients’ privates without their consent and permission.
Dr. David Moore, who is listed as the Health Officer for the Grant County Health Department, specialized in obstetrics and gynecology and practiced for 28 years at his office, Dr. Moore Women’s Healthcare LLC, on North Western Avenue in Marion. He has served as county health officer since 2019, and was listed as a provider at Marion General Hospital, according to multiple reports.
The Office of the Indiana Attorney General (OAG) petitioned the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency on behalf of the Indiana Medical Licensing Board for a “summary,” or emergency suspension of Moore’s license, after an investigation led to what the petition called a “general allegation of lewd and immoral conduct in the course of professional services.”
The Attorney General’s investigation reported multiple women, including several of Moore’s former patients and a nurse, have come forth accusing the doctor of similar acts with investigators uncovering photographs of patients’ privates in medical files the patients didn’t recollect being taken and had never given permission for him to take.
The petition comes less than a month after Moore announced he would be retiring from practicing medicine and closing down his Marion office.
Indiana Doctor’s License Suspended After Sexual Abuse Allegations
The Attorney General’s petition for suspension included accounts from four women who said they were patients of Dr. Moore’s at different times between 2005 and 2022. They are not named in the petition and are instead identified as Patients A, B, C and D.
According to the petition, a former patient of Dr. Moore’s referred to as Patient A submitted a consumer complaint claiming that in April 2022 she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Moore during an examination and had photographs taken of her private area without her consent.
The patient claimed during the examination Dr. Moore touched her privates in a manner she felt was sexual, performed an examination longer than normal to conduct, and asked her questions about her ability to pleasure herself.
“I felt sexually violated and assaulted,” Patient A wrote in her complaint to the Attorney General’s Office. “Dr. Moore needs to be investigated for malpractice and assault.”
In the summary of their petition, the Attorney General’s Office stated that more complaints continue to be submitted against Dr. Moore and the investigation remains open with investigators continuing to contact new witnesses and affected persons. These are allegations and Dr. Moore at this time and there has been no finding or admission of guilt.
As a result, Indiana’s medical licensing board unanimously decided to suspend Dr. Moore’s license for 90 days.
What Are the Rights of Doctor Sexual Assault Victims?
Victims of sexual assaults by doctors do have the legal right to demand compensation. Compensation is demanded through the filing of a sexual assault lawsuit against the doctor perpetrator.
These cases have received significant notoriety in recent years due to lawsuits filed against Dr. Larry Nassar (Michigan State University) , Dr. Robert Anderson (University of Michigan), and Dr. Richard Strauss (Ohio State University). Other sex assault lawsuits have been filed in other states as well.
Victims of doctor sex assaults should contact The Buckfire Law Firm as soon as possible to pursue their claims. Our law firm has successfully handled a large number of cases against doctors who sexually assaulted athletes and other patients under the pretense of a medical exam.
We have won significant settlements in cases against physicians that commit sex assaults on patients and athletes.
Can I Sue Dr. David Moore for Sexually Assaulting Me?
If you were sexually assaulted by Dr. Moore, you may be able to sue him for the physical and psychological harm caused by his sex abuse of you. Taking photographs of a patient’s private areas can be a type of sexual assault. The Buckfire Law Firm files doctor sex assault lawsuits demanding justice and compensation for victims of these dangerous doctors.
While a criminal case can be pursued by the local prosecutor or Attorney General, many victims can pursue legal action through a civil lawsuit with the help of a doctor sexual abuse lawyer. By reaching out to our experienced attorneys, you can rest assured that a legal professional will work hard to demand the compensation you deserve.
How Much are Dr. Moore Lawsuit Settlements?
To date, there have been no reported civil lawsuit settlements against Dr. Moore for sexual assaults on his patients. The doctor can refute these criminal allegations and defend civil lawsuits brought against him as well. Under the law, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty and he has not yet been formally charged. However, the legal standard for suing in a civil case is not as high as in a criminal case. As such, it is still possible to file a civil lawsuit even if the doctor is not charged or even later acquitted in a criminal proceeding.
Ronald Mingus, Moore’s attorney, shared the following statement with local media outlets:
“Dr. David Moore was a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist for more than 40 years before retiring at age 76 in December, 2022. His medical license was never subjected to any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency during his long career. He cares about his patients and worked very hard to provide them with excellent care. Dr. Moore is prohibited by patient confidentiality laws from discussing the care he provided to his patients or sharing any documents related to their care. Dr. Moore denies the allegations filed by the Attorney General’s office and is prohibited from patient confidentiality laws from commenting further at this time.”
Damages in sexual assault lawsuits can include non-economic damages — such as emotional distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and loss of enjoyment of life — and can also include significant economic damages, including ongoing therapy and medication needs, a loss of earning capacity, wage loss, and loss of services.
In addition, the patient’s spouse may have his or her own claim for loss of society, companionship, and consortium, as well as the disruption of the family.
While some damages can have definitive pay stubs, others are more difficult to calculate. By working with a dedicated sexual assault attorney, a claimant can have legal help to calculate the extent of their losses following a physician’s sexual abuse.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Dr. David Moore Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in a sexual assault case in Indiana can be up to seven years depending on the age of the victim and other circumstances. There may be exceptions and limitations to this rule that could allow a longer time to sue Dr. Moore and his clinic. It is important for anyone considering legal action to be aware of the state’s statute of limitations for when a claim can be heard.
By reaching out to an doctor sex abuse attorney now, victims can increase their chances of filing a timely sex assault lawsuit, as well as to preserve potentially vital evidence.
Even if you have waited many years because you were hesitant to take action, call us now to see if you can still file your lawsuit.
Contact Buckfire Law Now To Start Your Case
Victims of Dr. Moore may wish to take legal action through a civil lawsuit with the help of a doctor sexual abuse lawyer. Our law firm works with highly-qualified attorneys in different states to team up and bring justice for sex assault victims. Don’t delay as your deadline to sue Dr. Moore may be quickly approaching.
Our award-winning attorneys at Buckfire Law will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today to tell us your story. It is a confidential call.
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