University of Michigan | Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Claims
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Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Claims | University of Michigan

Dr. Robert E. Anderson was a physician looking after many athletes at the University of Michigan for over 30 years. Dr. Anderson died in 2008, but recent investigations show that he allegedly sexually abused several of his young male patients, some of which have come forward publicly. Adding to the traumatizing events that his victims had to experience, troubling information has surfaced about how the University of Michigan was aware of Dr. Anderson’s sexual misconduct and did not take proper action to prevent it.

In fact, Dr. Anderson was ousted from the University Health Service in 1979 for “fooling around with male students” but stayed on the staff and eventually became the university’s top physician for the football team. Investigations conducted by the police also show that officials at the University of Michigan were “aware of sexual abuse allegations against Anderson.”

Not only are schools expected to protect their students, staff and faculty from sexual predators, they are liable for failing this duty. If you or a loved one has been the victim of Dr. Robert E. Anderson or anyone at the University of Michigan, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 504-523-2434 for a FREE Consultation.

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Lawsuits | FREE Consultation

Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise is a nationally recognized law firm. Our team of attorneys is fully prepared to assist our clients, protect their privacy, and guide them through the whole process in sexual abuses or sexual assaults cases. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 504-523-2434 for a FREE Consultation. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.


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