Insurer Denies Sexual Abuse Claim

Illinois Physician Insurer ISMIE has filed suit to deny a malpractice claim they have been defending for five years. The claim involves a physician, Dr  Ricardo Arze, who performed sexual acts as a treatment for depression. Arze w as found gulity of criminal sexual assault in May.

Insuring criminal acts is unethical (and illegal) and excluded in all policies. In cases like Dr. Arze insurers will defend a physician of alleged criminal acts until they are found guilty, at that point coverage ceases.

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