Tom D’Amore spoke with KGW News for a newly released investigative documentary “Sick Medicine”. The documentary examines the systemic barriers that make it challenging to hold doctors accountable when they sexually abuse patients or commit other forms of misconduct and looks into how state medical boards fail to stop these individuals from continuing to practice medicine.
In the interview, Tom said that he sees defendants ask for confidentiality or non-disparagement agreements in “95% of my cases,” which makes it harder to notify the public about alleged misconduct. At the same time, Tom stated that medical boards, which are run by doctors, have a “tendency to protect” medical professionals who abuse patients.
The investigation was prompted by the case of David Farley, a former doctor in West Linn, Oregon who allegedly sexually abused hundreds of patients. In fall 2022, prosecutors brought 23 of the more than 130 cases before a grand jury, which tragically declined to indict him on criminal charges.
Tom continues to play a pivotal role in the fight to hold David Farley accountable, representing more than 150 survivors in an Oregon civil lawsuit against Farley and the medical institutions he worked at that enabled his sexual abuse. The suit outlines more than 25 years of reprehensible sexual abuse perpetrated by the disgraced former doctor.
D’Amore Law Group, an Oregon-based personal injury law firm, was founded by Tom D’Amore, who is deeply committed to advocating for the rights of clients who have suffered severe injuries due to the negligence or intentional actions of individuals and corporations.