Medical Abuse

Your firm has been SO amazing to me….. I didn’t expect that number – holy moly.

Medical Abuse Client, Sept 2020

When we visit medical professionals, we are at our most vulnerable. We have the right to trust our doctors and to feel safe.

Those who abuse this trust, by assaulting, humiliating, and/or harassing their patients, are among the worst types of offenders. We represent victims of medical abuse, including victims of Dr. Khandker, a serial predator in Queens, and any and all other predators we discover.

If you are abused by a medical professional, or even confused or unsure as to what happened, call us. Serial abusers are master gaslighters and many of them have perfected the art of plausible deniability. Trust your instincts. Do not feel guilty, and do not feel alone. Call us.

We can help.

Obstetric Violence

In NYC, Black women are eight times more likely to die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications than white women. Race disparities persist even after educational and economic factors are controlled for; statistically, the most educated and privileged Black woman will fare worse than the least resourced, least educated white woman. The CDC estimates that more than half of all maternal deaths were fully preventable. So what is happening?

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from practicing discrimination law it’s that the problem is simple: We, as a society, do not listen to women, especially women of color.

Crumiller takes on medical malpractice cases, using civil rights claims, on behalf of women of color who are mistreated during labor and delivery. We have also created a pro bono educational initiative, partnering with doulas to connect with healthcare providers on behalf of patients of color, sharing key information about patient rights and the common causes of maternal mortality. 

Black Lives Matter. Black Mothers Matter. Black Babies Matter.

Resources and Advocacy Groups

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