So, my mom just told me that a new chiropractor she's been going to did something very different last time she went. She has been going to chiropractors since she was a kid, so she knows what should and shouldn't be done. Now, she usually has somebody go with her-not for safety's sake or anything, just because she's a social butterfly. Last week was the first time she went alone. Well, the doc came in and was adjusting her back. Nothing unusual....a simple adjustment. The next thing she knows, he slipped both of his hands under her pants and underwear and was massaging her butt. She was so shocked, she jumped and asked him what that was. He didn't miss a beat, he calmly explained that he had liniment (sp?) on his hands and kept right on massaging. She said he used his bare hands for at least a minute. Now, my mom is very outspoken, but she was so shocked that in the moment, that she didn't question him further. After she left, it was all she could think of. It just bothered her, because no chiro has EVER done that before.
Here's what really upsets me about this. My mom is a survivor of some horrific sexual abuse as a child. Her stepfather and his friends basically used her and her sisters as playthings. My mom is one of the older sisters, and she took the brunt of it because she knew if she didn't, her little sisters would suffer. And this was back in the 50s and 60s, when the subject was pretty much shunned and nobody did anything to help. My heart is breaking for her, because I know this has reopened a major can of worms. She has dealt with her past the best that I think she possibly can, and then this asshole comes along and takes advantage. And I can't stop thinking about it .
She has gone to the police and filed a report. The police agreed that this was definite misconduct on his part. My BIL is a chiro in another state, and I asked him if there's any reason whatsoever that this was a normal part of an adjustment. He was adamant that there is no situation that calls for a "treatment" of this sort. He was quite disgusted. So I've been researching this chiro, and can't find anything! I've found a few lawsuits, one which alleges medical malpractice from 2002. Our biggest fear is that he is doing this to other patients as well. Which pissed me off, because what if these are people who've never been to a chiro before and don't realize that this isn't a part of treatment? And mom knows this wasn't his first rodeo, because he was so cool and collected when she protested.
I guess I'm just putting it on here because I'm so upset for my mom. I want so badly to nail this guy, but I don't know what to do. And I know the police are investigating, but what if they don't find enough evidence? My mom just wants him to be stopped from doing it to anyone else-she's not looking for money or anything like that. She said if the police can't pursue it, she'll just let it drop. Obviously, that concerns me for his current and future patients! So-any ideas on how to stop this guy if, God forbid, the police can't gather enough evidence?