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Who is Eligible to File a Civil Suit Against Dr. Peter Fischer of Kaiser Permanente?

Who is Dr. Peter Fischer?

Doctor Peter Fischer is a pediatric endocrinologist who worked at Kaiser Permanente for 20 years starting in 1973. He was criminally charged with numerous counts of child molestation for sexually abusing boys undergoing growth hormone treatments in the Kaiser Permanente offices located in Downey and Bellflower in Los Angeles County. He was convicted in 1996 of numerous charges related to sexual abuse and was forced to surrender his medical license.

Read on to learn which survivors are eligible to file a claim against Doctor Peter Fischer of Kaiser Permanente.

Who is eligible to file a claim against Doctor Peter Fischer of Kaiser Permanente?

If Doctor Peter Fischer of Kaiser Permanente sexually abused you as a patient between 1973 and 1996, you might be eligible to file a civil suit regardless of your current age.

How Long Do You Have to File a Sexual Abuse Claim Against Dr. Peter Fischer?

In October 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom revised the statute of limitations for California sexual abuse claims. The new statute of limitations gives survivors more time to file a claim against their perpetrators in holding them accountable for their heinous actions. Under the revised statute of limitations, sexual abuse survivors:

  • Can file a lawsuit until age 40 or within five years of discovering the abuse as an adult.
  • Have a three-year window to file a sexual abuse claim that fell under the previous California statute of limitations.
  • May be eligible for a triple reward (at the court's discretion) if the abuse was covered up or attempted to be covered up.

Are You a Survivor of Sexual Abuse by Dr. Peter Fischer? We Can Help.

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