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 examinations.
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 to intervene.
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.