Orlando, Florida doctor Gopal Basisht has permanently relinquished his medical license after the Florida Department of Health accused him of sexually assaulting two adult female patients at his private rheumatology practice located at 1300 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804. Dr. Basisht was interviewed on camera by WFTV in Orlando about these incidents on June 10, 2016.
According to the Administrative Complaint filed by the Department of Health, a fifty-five year old female patient identified as A.E. presented at Dr. Basisht’s office on June 5, 2012 with a chief complaint of lower back pain. Dr. Basisht directed A.E. to unbutton her pants while she was on the examination table. Dr. Basisht put his hand inside of A.E.’s undergarments, and touched the area on and around A.E.’s vagina. Dr. Basisht then penetrated A.E.’s vagina with his fingers, and put his fingers up to his nose.
The Department of Health also alleges that G.P., a fifty-four year female patient present to Dr. Basisht’s practice with back and hand pain. While G.P. was on the exam table, Dr. Basisht pressed on G.P.’s back, and “twisted” her legs hard enough to make her yell. G.P. told Dr. Basisht that he was hurting her, and repeatedly demanded that he stop. Rather than stopping, Dr. Basisht put his hand inside of her undergarments, and put his hand on her vagina. Dr. Basisht pressed hard on the area around G.P.’s vagina, but did not penetrate her vagina. G.P. began to yell louder, and continued to demand that he stop. G.P. again told Dr. Basisht that he was causing her pain. However, Dr. Basisht pressed harder on G.P.’s vaginal area. Throughout the incident, Dr. Basisht repeatedly asked G.P. if he was hurting her, in a tone which made G.P. believe that he was enjoying it. While he was touching G.P.’s vagina, Dr. Basisht breathed heavily, and made comments to G.P. such as “wow”.
A third alleged victim (who is now deceased) of Dr. Basisht was also identified in 2013 by law enforcement according to records from the Orange County State Attorney’s office. Prior to relinquishing his license, Dr. Basisht practiced medicine in the field of rheumatology in Orlando, Florida since 1976.
Most recently, Farmer Jaffe attorney Adam Horowitz filed a lawsuit against Dr. Basisht and his former medical practice alleging that Dr. Basisht assaulted the patient and that the medical practice was negligent in failing to prevent the sexual misconduct.
Farmer Jaffe’s Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits on behalf of victims of sexual assault, including numerous cases related to sexual abuse by physicians. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse, please e-mail attorney Adam Horowitz at [email protected] or call our law firm at (954) 524-2820.