In light of recent news that a former Windsor doctor was stripped of his license to practice medicine for inappropriate conduct and sexual abuse of a patient, founding partner Greg Monforton appeared as a guest on Windsor Morning on Friday to discuss patients’ options when the trust in their doctor is broken.
Earlier this week, Rajinder Singh Sekhon's license was removed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for what the College described as "disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional misconduct."
Multiple claims filed against the doctor alleged that he sexually abused patients, prescribed drugs to patients in return for sex, kept sloppy records and failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession.
Records released by the college included allegations from several patients of the doctor who had his own practice in Windsor for several years during the 2000s and early 2010s. He has since worked in a number of walk-in clinics, most recently in Ajax, near Toronto.
One victim alleged that the doctor sexualized clinical procedures, which left her emotionally distraught and feeling violated, fearful and shameful. Another patient also detailed her sexual assault. Other evidence showed that Sekhon prescribed narcotics to patients with evidence of addiction issues.
Skehon previously practiced in Ohio in the 1990s when, according to documents obtained by CBC Windsor, he was put on probation by the State Medical Board of Ohio after admitting that he suffered from opiate and cocaine dependency.
In his interview with Windsor Morning, Greg Monforton explained the options available to victims of doctor misconduct. He noted that although the process is extremely difficult and costly, victims may be entitled to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you believe that you have been harmed by a doctor who did not act with reasonable care, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Greg Monforton & Partners today to learn more about your legal options.