Sexual Misconduct Complaints About Doctors Skyrocketing In California

Sexual Misconduct Complaints About Doctors Skyrocketing In California

♪ SEX MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS AGAINST CALIFORNIA DOCTORS ARE UP 61% SINCE 2017, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL BOARD. THAT MIGHT BE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. IN OUR ORIGINAL REPORT, THEY SAY THEIR COMPLAINTS WENT UNHEARD FOR YEARS. IT IS WRONG. IT IS JUST WRONG. Reporter: SHE DOESN’T WANT US TO USE HER NAME, BUT THIS WOMAN IS TRAUMATIZED BY MEMORIES OF HER VISIT TO THE DOCTOR, INJURED ON THE JOB IN 2005, AND WAS ORDERED TO GO SEE HIM AT HIS OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND FOR HER WORKERS COMP CLAIM. SHE SAYS HE WAS ALWAYS MAKING LEWD COMMENTS. HE SPOKE ABOUT MY BODY, AND SAYING STUFF THAT I HAD IT GOING ON. Reporter: AT ONE VISIT, SHE TRIED TO HOLD CLOSE THE BACK OF MY HOSPITAL GOWN. IT WAS WIDE OPEN, I KNEW HE WAS JUST USING IT. Reporter: SHE COMPLAINED BUT SHE WAS FORCED TO SEE HIM MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE YEARS. I JUST FEEL POWERLESS. I DIDN’T THINK I HAD ANY CHOICE. Reporter: DOCTOR WARBURTON WAS PRACTICING FOR YEARS, SEEING HUNDREDS OF WORKERS COMP PATIENTS, AS IT TURNS OUT, OTHERS SAY DURING THE SAME TIME., THEY FELL PREY TO HIS PREDATORY PRACTICES. — TIME PERIOD. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. Reporter: ANOTHER FORMER PATIENT SAYS SHE WAS TOLD TO ADDRESS WHEN SHE WENT TO SEE DOCTOR — DR. WARBRITTEN. SHE SAYS IN THE EXAM ROOM, THINGS GOT STRANGER. HE ASKED ME TO STAND UP, HE OPENED MY GOWN AND SAID WELL, I SEE YOU WORE YOUR BEST BIKINI TO COME AND SEE ME, AND I SAID TO THE ASSISTANT, OKAY, AM I BEING PUMPED, THIS IS NOT RIGHT . AND SHE LEFT IT OFF. DO YOU THINK HE IS THE ONLY ONE HE DID TOO? — YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE HE HAS DONE THIS TO? NO, I’M SURE THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF WOMEN. HE WAS TOO COMFORTABLE. LIKE IT WAS ROUTINE? YES. Reporter: ANOTHER FORMER PATIENT TOLD US THAT DR. WARBRITTEN MADE SEXUAL COMMENTS TO HER WHEN SHE WENT TO SEE HIM FOR A WORK-RELATED ANKLE INJURY. YES TO ME HOW BIG MY HUSBAND WAS. OKAY, HE WENT ON TO TELL ME THAT MY SCAR WAS THE SAME SIZE AS HIS PRIVATE PARTS. Reporter: AND ALONE IN THE EXAM ROOM HE PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED HER. HE PUT MY FOOT IN HIS PRIVATE AREA AND HELD IT THERE, AND I AM FIGHTING HIM. Reporter: THE SAME DAY SHE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE WORKERS COMP BOARD, BUT NOTHING HAPPENED, UNTIL THE FEDS INDICTED HIM FOR TRANSPORTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. THAN THE MEDICAL BOARD FILED AN ACCUSATION BASED ON THE YEARS LONG COMPLAINTS, AND DR. WARBRITTEN IS SERVING A SEVEN- YEAR SENTENCE. THEY HAD TO DO WITH THE DOCTOR TOLD HIM TO DO. Reporter: JOAQUIN McCOY IS THEIR ATTORNEY, HE IS SUING THE STATE COMPENSATION BOARD, AND THE INSURANCE COMPANIES INVOLVED ON THEIR BEHALF, CLAIMING THEY KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT THE DOCTOR WAS A SEXUAL PREDATOR. I CAN IMAGINE THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW THAT THIS DOCTOR WAS ABUSING HIS PATIENTS IN THIS WAY. Reporter: THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS THAT OVERSEES THE WORKERS COMP SYSTEM TELLS US THEY CAN’T COMMENT ON AN ONGOING LAWSUIT, AND THAT COMPLAINTS AGAINST DR. WARBRITTEN CANNOT BE PROCESSED UNDER STATE LAW. WHAT ABOUT THE DUE PROCESS FOR THE PATIENT’S? Reporter: A MEDICAL FRAUD INVESTIGATOR, HE SAYS IN HIS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE, THE MEDICAL BOARD PROTECTS ITS OWN AT THE EXPENSE OF PATIENTS. HE SHOWED A LIST HE HAS COMPILED OF DOCTORS WITH FELONY CONVICTIONS, AND MANY INVOLVE SEX OFFENSES. IT WAS VERY SCARY TO SEE THESE SEXUAL PREDATORS, THEY GET CHARGED AND CONVICTED BY FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, AND IT WOULD TAKE TWO OR THREE YEARS BEFORE THE MEDICAL BOARD WOULD FILE AN ACCUSATION. Reporter: IN A STATEMENT, A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MEDICAL BOARD SAID, THE INVESTIGATIONS IT CONDUCTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL BY LAW, IT IS ONLY AFTER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES THE ACCUSATION THAT THE DETAILS OF THE COMPLAINT ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. WHAT YOU THINK OF THE FACT THAT IT TOOK THE MEDICAL BOARD UNTIL HE GOT INDICTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY TO DO ANYTHING? THEY SHOULD BE BLAMED, IT COULD’VE AVOIDED A LOT OF VICTIMS, IT IS NOT A SECRET, EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THE MONSTER. Reporter: IN 2018, THE CALIFORNIA MEDICAL BOARD RECEIVED MORE THAN 11,000 COMPLAINTS AGAINST DOCTORS, AN ALL-TIME RECORD. EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT THE ME TOO MOVEMENT MAY HAVE EMPOWERED PEOPLE TO SPEAK OUT WHO PREVIOUSLY HAD AN. KPIX 5.

11 Comments

  1. She has no choice? She can always change doctors. If they feel uncomfortable, they should change doctor. Because no body complains, so, he kept on going.

  2. Give them White coats TOTAL TRUST/POWER and you'll get TOTAL CORRUPTION which sure is spread wide and far ! ! ! ! ??????????? . . . . keep on PRACTICING Do………g——-gie ! ! ! ! . . . .

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