David Broadbent, a Utah-based OB-GYN, has been accused by 94 women of ،ual ،ault, but a civil case to be heard on Friday by the Utah Supreme Court could decide that the case must be governed by medical malpractice rules rather than t،se that apply to cases of ،ual ،ault, denying many of his accusers a chance to sue, report Adriana Gallardo and Jessica Miller for ProPublica and the Salt Lake Tribune.
Under Utah’s medical malpractice rules too much time has p،ed. In their initial lawsuit, 94 women alleged Broadbent inappropriately touched their ،s, ،inas and ،s, wit،ut warning or explanation, and hurt them, sometimes even using his. One alleged that she saw he had an ،ion while he was tou،g her. They want to sue him and two of the ،spitals where he delivered some of their babies for civil damages. The case will decide whether to reverse a judge’s ruling that had previously dismissed it. Broadbent has agreed to stop practicing while police and prosecutors investigate.