More than 100 plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against a former Brigham and Women’s doctor in a sexual assault case
More than 100 women have come forward and joined the lawsuit against former Brigham and Women’s Hospital rheumatologist Dr. Derek Todd after he was accused of sexually assaulting his patients.
On Friday, Keches Law Group filed another class action lawsuit against Todd, accusing him of sexual assault. The lawsuit alleges that Todd performed “inappropriate pelvic exams, breast exams, and rectal exams on patients, under the guise of providing medical care.”
According to Keches Law Group, these examinations were performed for Todd’s sexual gratification, and were allegedly conducted since 2011 and continued until July of 2023.
“The plaintiff, Jane Doe, is a resident of Sherburne and also names Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Charles River Medical Associates, Brigham General Community Physicians, and others as defendants in the lawsuit,” Keches Law Group said in a statement. “The lawsuit accuses Todd and the other defendants of neglect and infliction of emotional distress. Todd is also charged with sexual assault and battery.
The Boston Globe reported More than 100 women are now suing Todd.
“And now as more and more people come forward and realize they’re not alone, it’s remarkable how many people are affected by this,” defense attorney William Thompson said.
The hospital initially placed Todd on administrative leave before His contract was terminated last month.
“Providing high-quality care in a safe environment is our top priority,” Dr. Charles Morris, Brigham’s chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs, said in a statement. “After receiving two anonymous complaints regarding Dr. Derek Todd, we immediately launched an investigation and subsequently placed Dr. Todd on administrative leave once we learned more. “We made the decision to terminate his employment after the preliminary investigation concluded.”
Todd’s attorney, Ingrid S. Martin, in a previous statement: “Over the course of his career, [Dr. Todd] He was a distinguished rheumatologist and internist. As far as anyone making claims against him, Dr. Todd believes he has done nothing wrong and will defend against such claims vigorously.
Todd is scheduled to be in Middlesex Superior Court for a hearing at 2:30 p.m
This is a developing story. Check back for updates when more information is available.
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