Dr. Ranganath Pathak Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits
Were You a Victim of Dr. Ranganath Pathak?
If you were a patient of the Sacramento-based surgeon, Dr. Ranganath Pathak, and suffered as a result of sexual misconduct or other unprofessional conduct by him, contact our attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you seek justice and protect your rights. We understand that it is difficult to come forward or to know how to handle this type of situation, and we are here to guide you and provide you with the highest level of confidentiality possible. Call us anytime at (800) 700-8450 to schedule your free consultation with a California sexual abuse lawyer.
Reports of Sexual Misconduct and Gross Negligence Against Pathak
Last fall, state officials began investigating colorectal surgeon Dr. Ranganath Pathak on his interactions with three patients. In May 2021, the attorney general’s office filed a formal complaint against Pathak, signed by the Medical Board of California. The complaint requests a hearing to revoke or suspend Pathak’s licenses. As of today, there hasn’t been a date set for the hearing.
Currently, Pathak faces allegations for:
- Sexual misconduct
- Gross negligence
- Repeated negligent acts
- Inadequate recordkeeping
- Unprofessional conduct
The complaint alleges that Pathak gave his patient a vaginal exam without her consent, touched a different patient’s breasts “for at least three minutes” and did not keep consistent records showing if he had a chaperone in the room during exams and procedures. In the complaint, Pathak denied most of the allegations to an investigator, but admitted to inconsistent recordkeeping and occasionally hugging his patients.
Where Is Pathak Employed?
According to the filing, Pathak is one of four physicians at the Sacramento Colon & Rectal Medical Group, which also has offices in Carmichael, CA and Roseville, CA. Pathak may also have privileges to practice at other hospital facilities, such as Sutter Health and Dignity Health. Both facilities have launched an internal investigation on Pathak’s allegations.
Pathak has been practicing for almost two decades. His medical licenses were issued in 2002 and are set to expire this September, unless they are renewed.
Call Manly, Stewart & Finaldi for Help
If you were a patient of Dr. Ranganath Pathak and experienced any form of sexual misconduct or inappropriate conduct, contact us today. The attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have represented victims of abuse by doctors throughout California, and have recovered over $1.3 billion on behalf of our clients in two high profile cases. We represented victims of former Olympic gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nasser in the sexual abuse case that settled for $500 million and the case involving University of Southern California’s gynecologist George Tyndall, which settled for $850 million.
We know that it can be overwhelming to come forward about abuse. Our main priority is to make sure you feel safe and at ease. We can keep the case 100 percent confidential and protect your identity if that is what you prefer, while also helping you take the necessary action to hold Pathak accountable and any other party that knew about the abuse but did not disclose it. Call anytime to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys or use our online contact form.