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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Molestation Goes Beyond Medical Malpractice

All of us want to protect our children from molestation and other sex crimes. When a medical practitioner is accused of such crimes, the mind reels.

Dr. Earl Bradley, a Delaware pediatrician, was indicted recently on 58 counts of rape and other sexual offenses on 24 girls who had been his patients from 1999 to 2009. Bradley, 56, previously pleaded not guilty to 471 felony counts involving 102 girls and one boy.

His practice was based in Delaware, but he also has medical licenses in three other states. Officials in those states have been contacted.

The attorney general of Delaware said that the charges are based on "video and digital evidence" taken from Bradley's home and medical practice in December, when he was arrested. A review of the case is planned for next month.

Anyone, child or adult, receiving medical treatment deserves a full investigation when a suspected violation of medical ethics occurs. The Cochran Firm is able to provide counsel in such circumstances.

It is also true that any professional accused of an ethical infraction does well to seek legal advice as soon as possible, and that the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven remains in effect. In extraordinary cases, our criminal defense lawyers are ready to represent your interests in federal and state court.

Our attorneys at The Cochran Firm are ready to help you pursue a possible case, or to help you mount a defense. Please contact us by phone or e-mail at any of our nationwide offices.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 10:46 AM

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