Justice for Survivors of Dr. Ferdous Khandker

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Over a dozen women have accused Dr. Ferdous Khandker of sexually assaulting them during a medical visit. Many of these accusers state that they were girls when it happened. One of the incidents occurred more than twenty years ago. As a result, we believe that Dr. Khandker has assaulted countless women and girls, over a period of decades.

Our firm is representing several women who Dr. Khandker has sued in retaliation for their public statements. It is safe to say that his attempt to bully and intimidate his patients into silence has backfired spectacularly. We are now conducting an investigation to uncover as much information about his misdeeds as we can. We are available to represent anyone else who he decides to make the mistake of suing.

If you have been sexually assaulted, inappropriately touched, or generally felt uncomfortable in your interactions with Dr. Khandker, you are strongly encouraged to contact our law firm. As attorneys, we are obligated to keep your identity and any information you share with us, 100% confidential. The more information we have, the better we can help and protect the growing number of survivors who are coming forward.

Dr. Khandker’s pattern of abuse came to light because of one brave survivor who refused to remain silent. Soon, others came forward too. But reaching out to us does not mean you are committing to going public or filing a lawsuit. It just means you are giving us more information that will help the survivors we are already working with. (Of course, you are welcome to join us – but there is no pressure.)

We know how hard it is to call a lawyer. We are here to help, and you are not alone. With all of us working together you can help us take down a sexual predator. You can call us (212-390-8480), email Susan Crumiller directly (susan@crumiller.com), or fill out the form on this page. If you require interpretation, you can email bangla@crumiller.com and a native speaker will return your call.

Predators understand that it is hard for anybody to speak up, but even harder for undocumented immigrants, who understandably face concern about backlash relating to their immigration status. Please know that New York courts have very strongly and consistently held that a person’s immigration status is of no relevance to their claims and that information about your immigration status cannot be sought by an adverse party. Any backhanded efforts by Dr. Khandker to exploit these fears will be met with swift and decisive action by our legal team.

We are working closely with individuals and community-based organizations supporting survivors, and have a list of available resources.  For information, feel free to email Susan and/or Chaumtoli Huq (chaumtolihuq@gmail.com). 

If you have experienced any of these issues, whether or not you are interested in pursuing legal action, please reach out to us. Your inquiry will be treated with sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality.  

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