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300 women join lawsuit filed against Chicago-area health system after gynecologist accused of sexual abuse

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2024
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Three hundred women have joined a lawsuit filed against NorthShore University HealthSystem/Swedish Covenant Hospital for employing a gynecologist accused of sexual abuse. Fabio Ortega pleaded guilty to sexually abusing patients in October of 2021. The attorneys filed the lawsuit against the hospitals detailing unnecessary breast exams and inappropriate vaginal exams of underage women, some of them rape survivors. Many of them are immigrants and Spanish-speaking patients. Those attorneys claimed repeated complaints, over years- including complaints filed by hospital staff, were ignored by the hospital systems allowing the abuse...

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