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Former Brigham Doctor Accused of Performing Inappropriate Pelvic and Breast Exams

Trust and ethical standards are paramount, as healthcare providers are entrusted with the well-being of their patients. However, a recent case has shaken the medical community, sparking legal and professional repercussions. Dr. Derrick Todd, a Boston-based physician, is currently facing allegations of performing pelvic and breast exams that were deemed medically unnecessary, leading to termination at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and a subsequent medical malpractice lawsuit.

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the profound impact that medical malpractice can have on individuals and their families. Our experienced Boston inappropriate pelvic and breast exam lawyers are dedicated to providing the support and legal representation needed to seek justice and secure the compensation you deserve. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are ready to advocate for you tirelessly. Remember, you don’t have to face this challenging situation alone—Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is here to stand by your side. Contact us today by calling (617) 391-9001 or completing our contact form to schedule a consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you in your pursuit of justice.

Breaking Down the Accusations This Former Brigham Doctor Is Facing

Dr. Derrick Todd, a Boston-based physician, is currently facing severe legal and professional challenges. Allegations have arisen that Dr. Todd performed pelvic and breast exams on patients that were not medically necessary, leading to a cascade of investigations, legal proceedings, and a medical malpractice lawsuit. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is here to provide insight and analysis into this troubling case.

The Allegations

Dr. Derrick Todd, a rheumatologist at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, came under scrutiny following complaints from two fellow doctors who raised concerns about the nature of pelvic and breast exams performed on patients under his care. The hospital initiated an internal investigation earlier this year, culminating in the decision to terminate Dr. Todd’s employment at the end of July.

As a result of the hospital’s findings, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital promptly notified the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Documents filed with the state in September revealed that Dr. Todd has voluntarily agreed not to practice medicine in Massachusetts or any other state. The hospital has also been actively reaching out to patients who may have concerns about their care, demonstrating its commitment to addressing the allegations.

Legal Consequences

The gravity of the situation extends beyond the termination of Dr. Todd’s employment and voluntary suspension of his medical practice. The Boston Globe has reported that Dr. Todd is now facing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Anonymous law enforcement sources have also disclosed ongoing investigations into allegations of sexual assault against multiple patients. 

Dr. Todd’s Defense

In response to the mounting legal challenges, a lawyer representing Dr. Todd has publicly stated that his client “has not seen the allegations in any lawsuit filed against him” and firmly believes that he “has done nothing wrong.” The lawyer asserts that Dr. Todd will vigorously defend against any claims brought against him. Additionally, he emphasized Dr. Todd’s full cooperation with the Board of Registration in Medicine, indicating a commitment to transparently address the allegations.

Hospital’s Response

Dr. Charles Morris, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, issued a statement expressing deep regret for the harm caused to patients and their families. He emphasized the hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality care in a safe environment. The hospital’s primary focus is currently on patients and their needs, hoping to restore trust in healthcare.

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Attorney Peter M. Merrigan, a partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, has been recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney” and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. His extensive experience includes handling cases related to motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, maritime accidents, wrongful death, defective products, slip or trip and fall incidents, insurance disputes, and general liability accidents. Attorney Peter Merrigan’s impressive background includes graduating Cum Laude from the New England School of Law and serving as an Assistant District Attorney, bringing a wealth of legal knowledge and courtroom experience to the firm.

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