During a career spanning nearly 30 years in Georgia, Dr. William Almon has reinvented himself in numerous ways in numerous places: Army psychiatrist, occupational medicine specialist, family practitioner, musculoskeletal expert. How, they wonder, is he still licensed? In three different settings, Almon faced allegations that he sexually violated extremely vulnerable female patients — a suicidal soldier, jail inmates, a mentally ill woman and a child of 14 — and every time was effectively given a pass. Of the thousands of cases reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in its investigation of physician sexual misconduct , few show the forces that protect offending doctors more dramatically.
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The I-TEAM found that the incidents of inappropriate sexual touching are occurring during routine doctor visits and exams, during hospital stays and even while the patient is under anesthesia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shed light on this problem on a national scale in an award-winning investigation last year. We learned that several accused medical professionals were punished by having their medical licenses revoked, but somehow escaped criminal charges. Related Content I-TEAM finds driver taking dangerous risks on local roads Florida's fraud is mounting and you're paying for it Opioid problem is so bad, the morgue is turning bodies away The allegations themselves are enough to turn your stomach, including doctors rubbing patients' breasts and private areas during routine exams, women being asked to unbutton their clothes but never given a gown -- and physicians becoming aroused.
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Organization Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Award Knight Award for Public Service. In an AJC investigative reporter detected something alarming about the way Georgia treats doctors disciplined for sexual misconduct with patients: Two-thirds were permitted to practice again, often with just a slap on the wrist. Our findings made us wonder whether Georgia is unusual. The result was a sweeping national investigation that combined high-tech research with old-school reporting to reveal a disturbing tolerance of sexual abuse by physicians in every state.
In public, Louis William Bair was brilliant, warm and engaging, a leader in his community. In private, his behavior foreshadowed a spectacular meltdown. Women would later tell of groping, of vulgar comments and of aggressive, closed-door sex in his office.