|[August 29, 2014]
Multiple Lawsuits Allege Chicago, Illinois Area Doctor Sexually Abused Patient in Home
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gravlin filed suit on behalf of two
victims of sexual battery and assault committed by their physician, Dr.
Charles DeHaan, in Rockford, Illinois. The civil complaints, filed in
the Circuit Court of Cook County, allege that Charles DeHaan sexually
assaulted his patients under the pretense of conducting in-home medical
These civil lawsuits, which seek damages in excess of $50,000.00, also
allege that Charles DeHaan's inappropriate behavior with his medical
patients was known to his employers, Converge Home Health Care LLC and
HouseCall Physicians Group of Rockford, S.C. and those employers failed
According to a news article published by the Chicago Sun-Times on March
23, 2014, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is currently
prosecuting Charles DeHaan for the alleged sexual assault of a Des
Plaines woman that occurred from 2009 to 2012. The Sun-Times article
also states that it is believed that Charles DeHaan victimized at least
twelve other patients in the same manner.
As stated on the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional
Regulation's website Charles DeHaan's medical license was suspended on
January 16, 2014 for "sexually inappropriate conduct with multiple
patients as well as authorizing Controlled Substances for individual
without establishing physician-patient relationship," however; according
to the Sun-Times report he is still licensed to practice in other states.
Charles DeHaan, was arrested for health care fraud in January of 2014 as
outlined in a Department of Justice press release. The federal complaint
alleged that Charles DeHaan engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare
through his business, HouseCall Physicians Group of Rockford, S.C. The
press release states Medicare fraud charges carry penalties of up to 10
years in prison and $250,000 in fines for Charles DeHaan.
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