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Tyler, TX – It has recently been reported that Dr. Kenneth Donald Haygood, a 54-year-old Tyler doctor, has been accused of sexually assaulting four patients, including a child. These shocking allegations have led to his arrest and subsequent detention in jail on a substantial bond of $3,550,000.

Allegations Of Multiple Victims Sexually Assaulted During Exams Unveiled

The accusations against Dr. Haygood came to light following his suspension by the Texas Medical Board in 2023 due to complaints of inappropriate conduct. The investigation into these allegations was initiated by a sergeant with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) on November 2, 2023, revealing a pattern of alleged sexual assaults dating back several years.

Following his arrest on Tuesday, Dr. Haygood faces three counts of sexual assault and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Four Victims Allege Dr. Haygood Sexually Assaulted Them

Despite restrictions imposed by the Texas Medical Board, which prohibited him from seeing, examining, or treating female patients, Haygood is accused of sexually assaulting victims under the guise of medical procedures such as checking a patient’s thyroid, providing therapeutic massages, and conducting examinations.

One victim reported being assaulted as an 8-year-old child during a medical examination in 2007, to have her thyroid checked. The assault was said to have occurred when the mother stepped out of the exam room.

The second assault was said to have been committed in 2018. A woman claims she was assaulted during a massage for sciatica issues. The victim went to police the following day to report the incident. She also told police that Dr. Haygood performed many pelvic exams that were not medically necessary during other appointments.

The third victim had similar incidents of abuse during exams and a massage sometime between 2017 and 2018.

The fourth patient disclosed that she had been groomed for sexual assault beginning in 2018, with subsequent assaults occurring during her visits over the following three months. She revealed that Haygood surveilled her through a phone application and installed a camera in her residence.

TX Doctor’s License Suspended Prior to Arrest for Sexual Assault

Despite restrictions placed on his medical license by the Texas Medical Board, Dr. Haygood continued to see and treat female patients, leading to further complaints and a subsequent complete suspension of his license in October 2023. Following these revelations, Dr. Haygood was arrested on February 13, 2024, and now faces three charges of sexual assault and one charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Unveiling Legal Options for Victims Abused By a Doctor

Join attorneys Laurence Banville and Marc Lenahan in a revealing discussion on the legal options available to victims of doctor sexual abuse. Explore the complexities of civil cases against liable parties and gain valuable guidance on navigating the path to justice in cases of abuse by medical professionals.

Laurence Banville, Esq. (LB): Good day, Marc. Given your experience in handling cases of sexual abuse, particularly those involving doctors, what options do victims of such abuse have when considering a civil case against responsible parties?

Marc Lenahan, Esq. (ML): Thank you for having me, Laurence. Victims of sexual abuse by doctors face a challenging and sensitive situation. In such cases, pursuing a civil case can provide victims with a legal avenue to seek justice and hold accountable those responsible for the harm inflicted upon them. Civil lawsuits allow victims to seek compensation for damages, including medical expenses, emotional distress, and loss of income, among others.

LB: Could you elaborate on the process involved in filing a civil case against liable parties in instances of sexual abuse by doctors?

ML: Certainly. When pursuing a civil case for sexual abuse by a doctor, victims typically need to gather evidence to support their claims. This may involve medical records, witness testimonies, and any other relevant documentation that can substantiate the abuse allegations. Working with experienced legal counsel is crucial in navigating the complexities of such cases and ensuring that victims’ rights are protected throughout the legal proceedings.

LB: In your experience, what are some key considerations for victims who are contemplating taking legal action against doctors accused of sexual abuse?

ML: Victims considering legal action should prioritize their well-being and seek support from attorneys who specialize in handling cases of sexual abuse. It is essential for victims to understand their rights, the legal process involved in filing a civil case, and the potential outcomes they may expect. Victims can make informed decisions about pursuing justice through civil litigation by seeking guidance from knowledgeable attorneys and advocacy organizations.

LB: Thank you for discussing this critical issue, Marc. Your dedication to advocating for victims of sexual abuse is truly commendable.

ML: It’s my pleasure, Laurence. Advocating for victims’ rights and seeking justice for those who have suffered is at the core of my work as an attorney. I remain committed to supporting victims through every step of the legal process and ensuring their voices are heard.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation if You Were Sexually Abused By a Doctor

For victims and their families seeking guidance and legal assistance in cases of doctor sexual abuse, our team is here to offer a free consultation to discuss your options and provide support during this challenging time. Do not hesitate to reach out for expert advice and advocacy to help you navigate the legal process and seek justice for the harm you have endured. Your well-being and rights are our priority, and we are committed to standing by you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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