A Cook County woman has brought suit against a doctor and his employers on allegations of medical malpractice and sexual battery.
According to court documents, on August 20, in Cook County Circuit Court, Raquel Brown filed suit against the Housecall Physicians Group of Rockford, Housecall Physicians Group of Illinois, MD@Home Management and Dr. Charles DeHaan, both individually and as an employee or agent of the other defendants named in the lawsuit.
Brown alleges that between May 1 and August 14, 2013, DeHaan unlawfully used his position as a doctor to engage in non-consensual touching of the patient’s breasts and genitalia. Brown also alleges in the lawsuit that she suffered bodily injury caused by the doctor’s abuse which has caused her both pain and suffering and she now faces ongoing medical care and related expenses as a result.
The suit also states that DeHaan prescribed the plaintiff medication in exchange for sexual favors. Brown alleges that the other defendants who employ DeHaan failed to investigate prior charges of sexual abuse against patients.
Brown is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and for legal expenses.
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