Patient sues doctor and former employer, alleging sexual assault and neglect
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – A Madison County woman is suing a local doctor and Urgent Medcare where he worked. Jane Doe alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Oscar Almeida and that the establishment was negligent in ensuring it did not happen in the first place.
“He assaulted her by putting his hands on her thighs and around her genitals under her dress. It had nothing to do with the treatment he received.
Attorney Eric Artrip is representing Doe and he says Almeidae assaulted her by putting his hands on her thighs and around her genitals under her dress. “It has nothing to do with the treatment he received.”
The lawsuit says she went to the Madison Urgent MedCare Clinic in January 2021 for an arm injury, but says she came away traumatized.
“He was in the process of suturing her arm but in the middle of that he started hitting her and acting suggestively towards her,” Artrip continued. “He took pictures of her without her consent that didn’t just depict the injuries she had suffered.”
Almeida has had a checkered past, with multiple sexual misconduct complaints filed in the early 2000s that led to her medical license being revoked on multiple occasions.
In 2017, Almeida avoided disciplinary charges with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and was allowed to practice medicine under certain conditions, such as passing quarterly polygraph tests, seeking psychiatric counseling and treatment, and still having a medical condition. chaperone in the rooms at all times whenever he treats a patient.
Jane Doe alleges that Urgent Medcare was guilty of her pain and suffering by not having Almeida adhere to these terms.
Shortly after the incident, the plaintiff filed two complaints leading to the revocation of Almeida’s license in April. However, even after all the complaints, Almeida was placed on indefinite probation but can still practice medicine under restrictive conditions. Almeida did not have a lawyer on file and we contacted Urgent MedCare for comment.
Copyright 2022 WAFF. All rights reserved.