Hospital Co. Overlooked Doc's Sexual Assaults, Patients Say

By Rachel Graf (August 4, 2017, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A pain management physician who worked for Maryland-based medical centers sexually assaulted female patients while conducting physical examinations, according to a proposed class action filed Thursday in Maryland state court.

Patient Jacqueline Scales said the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group PC, which employed Dr. Bryan Williams while he allegedly assaulted the women, was continually informed of Williams' conduct starting in mid-2013 but neglected to discipline him. The company, which operates Kaiser health care facilities, ultimately fired Williams in October 2014, and the Maryland State Board of Physicians suspended his license in 2016 after an independent investigation, according to the complaint.

"Kaiser's failure...

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