Case proceeds against New Mexico psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct

March 8, 2018

A Santa Fe, New Mexico judge has declined to dismiss claims in a civil lawsuit against psychiatrist Dr. Alan Emamdee and the San Juan Regional Medical Center filed by 12 former patients who accuse the doctor of sexual assaults and abuses.

The 12 plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit are former patients of Emamdee, who worked at the San Juan Health Partners Behavioral Health Clinic and the hospital's Behavioral Health Unit.

In the complaint, the plaintiffs state Emamdee engaged in multiple acts of sexual misconduct and abuse with patients he was supposed to provide with psychiatric care.  The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages for claims including denial of medical care, and physical and emotional injury.

Emamdee is also the subject of a criminal investigation and has been charged with six counts of criminal sexual penetration in the first degree and five counts of criminal sexual contact.

The next hearing in the civil case is set for April.

SOURCE: Joshua Kellogg, "Case proceeds against doctor accused of sexual misconduct," Farmington Daily Times, 5 Mar 2018,


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