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Doctor abuse concerns at college campuses

It is not uncommon for college students to receive medical services on campus. Recent survey data points to it being pretty typical for college students to go to campus medical facilities around once a year on average. One would hope that all students would be treated with dignity and respect by campus heath care personnel.

Unfortunately, the trust college students and athletes put in medical staff at campuses is sometimes greatly betrayed. As some recent high-profile cases point to, individuals are sometimes subjected to sexual abuse by doctors at colleges and universities.

What steps schools take towards preventing such abuse matters greatly. Among the things some exports point to it being important for colleges and universities to do on this front include making sure there are proper checks on the power of campus doctors and closely reviewing the backgrounds of campus medical staff.

In recent times, some schools have been taking steps towards trying to reduce the chances of doctor sexual abuse happening on their campuses. Example of measures some schools are taking include increasing student awareness of patient rights and having observers present when campus medical staff perform medical procedures.

Schools vary greatly in how vigilant they are at having safeguards in place when it comes to the medical services provided to students. Schools also vary in how they respond when doctor abuse occurs.

While one would hope all schools, when receiving reports of such assaults, would take prompt steps to address the situation, this doesn’t always happen. There can be a possibility of cover-ups occurring instead.

When schools fail to protect students from predatory doctors or fail to respond appropriately when sexual assault is committed by campus medical staff, skilled lawyers can help victims in the fight for justice.

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