Dr. Derrick Todd Lawsuit

Sexual assault lawsuits have been filed against Dr. Derrick Todd, who worked as a rheumatologist in Massachusetts. At Sokolove Law, our compassionate team is committed to seeking justice for survivors of sexual assault.

If you believe you or a loved one may have been a victim of Dr. Todd, call (800) 995-1212 now to learn how we may be able to help you during this difficult time.

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Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Dr. Derrick Todd

Dr. Derrick Todd, former chief of clinical rheumatology in the Massachusetts area, has been accused of sexually abusing many patients under the guise of medical care.

Over 100 patients have accused Dr. Todd of sexual assault as of October 2023. These claims date back to incidents that may have taken place as early as 2011.

Lawsuits against Dr. Todd allege he: 

  • Performed unnecessary breast, vaginal, and rectal exams on patients
  • Made inappropriate comments and asked unnecessary sexual questions during exams
  • Met with patients outside of typical work hours and texted them repeatedly

Former patients of Todd believe he may have used his status as a medical professional to take advantage of patients with chronic conditions that were difficult to treat. Dr. Todd, who graduated from medical school in 2003, likely saw thousands of patients during his time as a physician.

A class action lawsuit against Dr. Derrick Todd was filed in Suffolk Superior Court on October 11, 2023 — but there is still time for survivors to take a stand and join the litigation.

Hospital Investigation Leads to Dr. Todd’s Resignation

In June 2023, Dr. Todd was placed on administrative leave while the hospital investigated two anonymous complaints that had been filed against him by other physicians.

After the investigation into his conduct had been completed, Dr. Todd was notified that the hospital intended to fire him — and he promptly resigned from his position.

In addition to resigning from his role, Dr. Todd voluntarily gave up his right to practice medicine in Massachusetts or any other state while the Board of Registration in Medicine investigates the claims against him.

In August, the hospital began reaching out to all of Dr. Todd’s former patients to notify them of the allegations against him and provide resources for survivors of sexual assault.

If you were a victim of Dr. Derrick Todd, you are not alone. Reach out to us to learn more about the resources available to you and how we can fight on your behalf.

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Who Can File a Lawsuit Against Dr. Todd?

You may be able to file a lawsuit for medical sexual assault if you:

  • Were a patient of Dr. Derrick Todd
  • Experienced sexual assault or harassment from Dr. Todd

Unfortunately, you only have a limited amount of time to file a sexual assault lawsuit due to state laws known as statutes of limitation. Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for the harm you experienced again.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out more about your options. We have female case managers on staff who can listen to your experience, and it costs nothing to speak with us.

How to File a Dr. Todd Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing an assault lawsuit as stress-free as possible. Our lawyers can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your healing and loved ones.

Our medical sexual assault lawyers can:

  • Determine if you may be able to file a lawsuit during a free case review
  • Gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf
  • File your Dr. Todd sexual assault lawsuit before any deadlines
  • Negotiate a settlement with the defendant(s)
  • Present your case in court if a settlement is unable to be reached

By filing a sexual abuse lawsuit, you may be able to hold the doctor or hospital that caused you harm accountable — and prevent others from being harmed in the future as well.

Get Help from Our Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Nobody deserves to suffer in silence. With over 45 years of experience, Sokolove Law has the resources and skills necessary to fight for justice on your behalf against the hospital that failed to keep you safe.

Filing a sexual abuse lawsuit may help you pay for therapy, medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and more. While financial compensation can’t erase your experience, it can allow you to find closure afterwards.

Don’t navigate this difficult time alone. To share your story with one of our case managers, call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form. We are standing by to support you.

Dr. Derrick Todd Assault Lawsuit FAQs

How many lawsuits have been filed against Dr. Derrick Todd?

More than 100 lawsuits have been filed against Dr. Todd for sexual abuse as of October 2023.

If you or a loved one was sexually abused by Dr. Todd, we may be able to help you pursue compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured and prevent future abuse.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn more. It costs nothing to speak with our team.

How much does it cost to work with a medical sexual assault attorney?

At Sokolove Law, we don’t charge any hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our medical sexual assault attorneys.

Our team works on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you.

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Last modified: May 10, 2024

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