The report card for each state contains the scores it received when we evaluated it for how well it protects patients against sexually abusive doctors. The overall rating is the average of the score the state received in each category. In states with two medical boards, one for osteopathic physicians and the other for medical doctors, the overall rating is based on an average of each board’s scores.
Click on the boxes below to read how Connecticut did on each category — and how we calculated the score for the categories.
The family physician was accused of sexually assaulting patients during exams. A prosecutor said 50 women were victims.
In court, the doctor claimed that patients had financial motives for testifying against him and that some of what he did was medically appropriate.
Westbrook was convicted in cases involving five female patients and pleaded no contest in 2014 to other charges.
He was sentenced to 14 years in prison for assaulting women from 2010 to 2012 and for Medicaid fraud, and he surrendered his medical license.
”[A]ll human beings make mistakes and... while talking, we could resolve problems.”
— Dr. Edwin Njoku, in a phone call to the father of a patient he was accused of raping, according to court documents. Police said Njoku had sexually assaulted other patients, as well. Cleared of a rape charge, he was convicted in 2013 of sexually touching a patient and tampering with a witness and sentenced to five years in prison His license was revoked in 2012.
When a doctor surrenders his license or agrees not to renew it in the face of a board investigation, the allegations against him are not included in board orders.
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