View All News Print PDF

Patients reported sexual abuse by medical providers. Health care systems let them keep working.

Chicago Tribune
February 18, 2024

... In one of the most egregious cases, dozens of women have alleged that former NorthShore University HealthSystem gynecologist Dr. Fabio Ortega sexually assaulted them during exams over three decades. According to police and court records, NorthShore — now known as Endeavor Health — allowed him to continue working after receiving complaints from patients and even after it knew police were investigating him. Ortega eventually pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two patients, and he has been sued — along with Endeavor and his former employer, Swedish Hospital in Chicago — by at least 30 women. The hospital, formerly known as Swedish Covenant, is now part of Endeavor.

Read more of Lisa Schenckner and Emily Hoerner's reporting in the Chicago Tribune. 

Related Attorneys

Related Practices

Jump to Page


Get a free consultation regarding your personal injury case today.

Tell Us About Your Case

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

* Indicates a required field.

By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.