Dr. James Heaps is a former gynecologist and obstetrician at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student health center, he is facing several legal claims for sexual assault. If you or a loved one were a patient at the UCLA student health center at any time from 1983 to 2010, you could be entitled to financial recovery for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
An attorney with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help with your UCLA sexual abuse lawsuit. They will explain your legal options, against Dr. Heaps and UCLA. There is a statute of limitations for filing a sexual abuse lawsuit, so please contact our firm today.
Why You Should Contact a UCLA Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Attorney
Although Dr. Heaps denies any liability or wrongdoing, UCLA has settled several lawsuits to date, and patients are coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse. According to UCLA, Dr. Heaps worked with the university for nearly 30 years and treated both students and non-students.
Your story deserves to be heard, and our lawyers will help you pursue financial recovery and hold Dr. Heaps and UCLA accountable.
Fighting for Our Clients Since 2002
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC helps men, women, and children who are affected by sexual abuse, assault, violence, and human trafficking. Our clients include:
- USC/Dr. George Tyndall Sexual Abuse Survivors
- USC/Dr. Dennis Kelly Sexual Abuse Survivors
- OSU/Dr. Richard Strauss Sexual Abuse Survivors
We Protect Your Legal Rights
Our firm, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, represents sexual abuse survivors. We have the resources and staff available to build your case and seek justice.
There are many challenging aspects of filing a sexual abuse lawsuit, and not all law firms accept such cases. Our lawyers know how to prove negligence and handle sexual abuse cases. We are able to objectively review your case to determine your legal options. We are here to fight for you.
Our lawyers work on a contingency basis only.
We Provide a Safe, Confidential, and Welcoming Environment
Sexual assault and abuse survivors often experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We understand that talking about what happened to you may feel overwhelming. Everything you discuss with your attorney is privileged information. We will work with you to seek recovery and justice in a manner that you feel most comfortable pursuing, whether it is through a settlement or a trial.
You May Be Entitled to Financial Recovery
Dr. Heaps is accused of violating the trust and safety of countless female patients. It is also clear that UCLA was aware of his behavior and yet allowed him to continue treating patients.
A lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help with your UCLA sexual abuse lawsuit by showing that this negligence caused your injury, and you may be entitled to damages for:
- Mental health services
- Lost or reduced income because of sexual abuse trauma
- Loss of consortium (sexual abuse survivors may have difficulty with intimate relationships)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
We Can Determine Direct and Vicarious Liability in the UCLA Sexual Abuse Case
Medical professionals have an obligation to their patients to provide competent healthcare and to take reasonable measures to prevent harm. This is known as a duty of care.
When a medical professional violates this duty of care, they may be held responsible. Additionally, an employer may be held accountable for the potentially criminal actions of an employee.
A lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will analyze the details of your individual situation to determine all liable parties.
Allegations Against Dr. James Heaps
Former UCLA staff doctor James Heaps is accused of these alleged sexual assault actions:
- Probing, groping, or touching women patients in sexually suggestive or violent ways
- Sexually harassing, abusing, or assaulting patients who were seeking medical care
You Are Not Alone
If you were a patient of Dr. James Heaps during his 27 years of employment at the UCLA student health center and were sexually abused or assaulted, you have the chance to seek recovery and justice.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will help you fight for what you deserve. We will help you hold Dr. Heaps and his employer, UCLA, accountable.
If you want D. Miller & Associates, PLLC to help with your UCLA sexual abuse lawsuit, call today for a free case evaluation at (713) 850-8600.