Jodi Mottola, represented by Attorney Spencer T. Kuvin of the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb. Mrs. Mottola trusted her pain management doctor, Jack Miletic. After numerous low back surgeries, Mrs. Mottola has lived a life of chronic pain.
Dr. Jack Miletic was supposed to help her by professionally managing her pain. Initially, Mrs. Mottola tried to ignore the odd, sexually charged questions Dr. Miletic asked her during office visits. After numerous attempts to rebuff his questioning, she said he grabbed her breasts during an exam and exposed himself to her.
Assault occurs when someone causes fear of imminent physical harm. Battery is when there is actual physical contact without a person’s consent. In these types of claims, such as the one filed against Dr. Jack Miletic, the proof issues vary, but oftentimes the perpetrator isolates the victim in a situation where it becomes the predator’s word against the victim.
We Hold Others Accountable
With a specialized history of holding accountable sexually abusive men in power, our firm filed suit on behalf of Mrs. Mottola against Dr. Jack Miletic.
Sadly, physicians sometimes perpetrate heinous sexual crimes against their patients. Another such example is a physician at San Jose State University in California who was charged recently with several accounts of sexual assault. Oftentimes the board of medicine in states charged with policing their physicians fall far short of protecting patients. As a result, civil litigation often is necessary to provide money justice.
“My goal is to show these predators that they cannot hide behind their positions of power or money,” Kuvin said. “Everyone must be held to account for their actions.”
How Civil Cases Help
There are many civil remedies available to victims of sexual assault. These claims include everything from assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence, sexually harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and violation of privacy rights. The most common of these claims is assault and battery.
When dealing with people in power and professionals we trust, this is especially insidious because the victim immediately thinks “who is going to believe me?” The most dangerous professional predators use this to their advantage both before and after they are confronted. Oftentimes victims will recount quotes like “who is going to believe you over me” or “do you realize who I am?”
These types of quotes are attempts to intimidate the victim into keeping the assault and battery quiet. Mr. Kuvin, at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, has filed and successfully prosecuted civil cases for victims against powerful and influential people such as Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Cosby.
Mrs. Mottola has stated that she is “pursuing this case against Dr. Jack Miletic because he is a predator who needs to be held accountable. He didn’t listen to me when I said no. He hurt me. And I don’t want him to hurt anyone ever again.”