Who Is Dr.Zhi Alan Cheng?
Dr. Zhi Alan Cheng is a Gastroenterologist who worked at New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital between June 2020 and December 2022. He was terminated after allegations arose of sexual assault in his Queens home and at the hospital.
Seven victims have come forward, and Cheng charged with 50 counts of sexual assault. Charges include drugging and filming himself, raping and sexually assaulting victims.
Law enforcement is asking anyone who Cheng may have assaulted to come forward. There is video footage of Cheng involving many others yet to be identified.
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How Can A Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice For The Trauma They May Have Experienced By Dr. Zhi Alan Cheng?
There are many misunderstandings about why a survivor of sexual abuse would choose to file a civil lawsuit. Child sexual abuse takes away so much from the survivors and families impacted. Our society still struggles to find ways to repair the harm done by individual perpetrators and institutions that have covered up child sexual abuse. Outdated statutes of limitations across our country leave far too many survivors denied access to our criminal or civil justice courts.
Filing a civil case can be an essential step for survivors and their families in their journey to slowly rebuild their lives and create pathways to healing. Motivation for filing a civil suit is questioned and unfairly stereotyped as being “all about money. Filing a civil lawsuit can cast survivors as “money hungry” and is weaponized to shame and blame them even more. This couldn’t be further from the truth for survivors of child sexual abuse. The civil justice system offers victims more than just monetary benefits. It gives survivors access to justice, validation, exposure, confrontation, and ultimately some resolution. The resolution allows survivors of sexual abuse to understand and process what happened and create a new path forward without confusion, questions, and fear.
Can I File A Lawsuit Against New York Presbyterian in Queens?
One lawsuit accused the hospital of prior knowledge of Dr. Cheng’s behavior and failure to act. You would have rights if you were a victim of Dr. Zhi Alan Cheng while New York Presbyterian employed him if they had prior knowledge or failed to act on their duty of care or their patients.
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