In South Florida, Dr. Gunwant Dhaliwal, the physician named as a defendant in several sex abuse lawsuits, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery.
The 46-year-old internist, who has medical practices in New Port Richey, Holiday, and Spring Hill, has denied all the abuse allegations and says the women are just trying to get money from him.
Dhaliwal has been sued four times in Hernando and Pasco County, and there have been nine complaints about him made to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office over the past eight years. Several of the complaints were filed after the statute of limitations expired.
One woman, Danielle Turner, told police that Dhaliwal touched her inappropriately on February 12, 2007 after she was hired to work at his New Port Richey office. Another woman, patient Marissa Satinoff, says Dhaliwal inappropriately touched her during a medical exam. In Hernando County, patient Tammy King filed a Florida sex abuse lawsuit after she says that the doctor fondled her on February 6, 2007.
While acts of sex abuse are punishable by law, a sex abuse victim also has the right to file a sexual abuse lawsuit against the perpetrator for injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages.
In many cases, there may not be sufficient physical evidence to prove that someone was molested or touched inappropriately by a doctor, a teacher, a counselor, a priest, a relative, or a stranger. Some sex abuse victims can repress their memories for years.
Our Florida sex abuse lawyers know how to investigate and prove that you are entitled to compensation, and we are sensitive to your challenges even as you courageously pursue recovery from the responsible party.
Dr. Charged in Fondling Case, Tampabay.com, June 3, 2008
Pasco doctor accused of fondling patients, ABCActionnews.com, June 3, 2008
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