Massachusetts Doctor Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Over 150 patients have filed sexual assault lawsuits against Massachusetts rheumatologist Dr. Derrick Todd, accusing him of performing breast examinations and other invasive procedures that weren’t needed. Medical providers who use their status and influence to abuse patients should be held accountable for the trauma they cause. See if can help you or a loved one get justice.

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More Than 150 Women Sue Dr. Derrick Todd for Sexual Assault

More than 150 women have filed multiple lawsuits accusing Dr. Todd of sexually assaulting them by performing unnecessary breast, pelvic and rectal exams. The lawsuits also allege that the physician made inappropriate comments during exams and saw patients outside of normal work hours.

Quick Facts About the Dr. Todd Lawsuits
  • Multiple lawsuits have been filed, including several class action lawsuits.
  • The earliest allegations of sexual abuse date back to 2011.
  • The medical facilities where Dr. Todd practiced are also named as defendants.
  • The lawsuits claim the hospitals failed to protect patients from harm.

Until recently, Dr. Todd was Chief of Clinical Rheumatology at a hospital in Boston and saw patients at a facility in Framingham. He stopped working in July 2023 after anonymous complaints of inappropriate conduct led to an investigation at the hospital.

In September, Dr. Todd agreed to stop practicing medicine in a letter to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. He likely saw thousands of patients throughout his nearly 2 decades of work.

There’s still time for those who have suffered sexual abuse by Dr. Todd to take legal action. works with top sexual assault lawyers who can fight on your behalf and get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Get started now with a free case review.

Eligibility to File a Medical Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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

  • You were a patient of Dr. Derrick Todd
  • You experienced sexual abuse or harassment by him

Sexual assault victims only have a limited amount of time to file lawsuits and hold those responsible for their abuse accountable. Once this deadline has passed, you can no longer take legal action for your injuries.

If you were a victim of Dr. Todd, know that you’re not alone. Our team at is standing by, ready to support you in any way we can.

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Steps in a Medical Exam Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Lawyers who specialize in sexual assault cases understand the toll that abuse can take on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a result, they handle all aspects of filing a lawsuit on your behalf, so you can start healing and move forward with your life.

Our network of medical sexual assault lawyers can:

  • Provide a free case review to see if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit
  • Collect evidence to build a strong case
  • File your lawsuit against Dr. Todd and any other responsible parties before any deadlines
  • Negotiate a settlement with the defendants
  • Fight for you in court if a settlement can’t be reached

Most sexual assault lawsuits end in settlements, allowing victims to obtain financial compensation without going to court or publicly disclosing details about the abuse.

Compensation can be used to help pay for lost wages for time missed from work, medical bills, therapy, and other expenses related to the assault.

Did you know?

The defendants in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case agreed to pay $880 million in settlement compensation to Nassar’s victims. The former Olympic doctor had used his position as a medical professional to assault young female gymnasts.

Get Legal Help for Medical Sexual Assault

Each year, hundreds of thousands of women are sexually assaulted. While some come forward, many others suffer in silence.

A sexual assault lawsuit gives victims a voice and allows them to hold those who caused them harm accountable.

The medical sexual assault lawyers in the network have the skills and experience to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. They never charge any upfront fees and are standing by to help victims of Dr. Derrick Todd.

Contact one of our caring case managers right now at (888) 726-9160 to see if we can help you get justice.

Dr. Derrick Todd Rheumatologist FAQs

What’s the latest on the Massachusetts doctor sexual assault lawsuit?

At least 150 former patients of Dr. Derrick Todd have come forward and filed multiple lawsuits for sexual abuse against the Boston doctor and the health care facilities where he practiced.

The plaintiffs generally allege that Dr. Todd, a rheumatologist, performed unnecessary “primary care” breast exams and gynecological exams on them for his own sexual gratification.

Dr. Todd is being investigated by the Boston Police, but no criminal charges have been brought against him, according to the latest news reports.

Is there a class-action lawsuit against Dr. Derrick Todd?

Yes, there are several class action lawsuits currently pending against Dr. Derrick Todd, the Boston doctor accused of sexually assaulting female patients under the guise of providing medical care.

In addition to the class action suits, several individual legal complaints have also been filed. If you have a case, the personal injury lawyers in our network may be to help you take legal action against Dr. Todd.

How much does a medical sexual assault lawyer cost?

The medical sexual assault lawyers in the network take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that they don’t charge any upfront or out-of-pocket fees and only get paid if they recover compensation for you.

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