How Columbia ignored women, undermined prosecutors and protected a predator for more than 20 years.
Fortis B, Bell L. Pro Publica. September 12, 2023.
Sexual abuse of a patient is a never event. This article discusses how criminal behavior remained latent at a large health system due to persistent disregard of patient concerns, which enabled a serial sexual abuser to continue to practice medicine. The harm to the victims and fear of the peers who knew of the situation and were not psychologically safe enough to report it, are discussed.