A Call for Witnesses: Survivors of Dr. Ronald Goldberg
In late 2022, the State of Washington Medical Commission filed formal allegations of sexual misconduct against Dr. Ronald Goldberg of Pierce County with the State of Washington Department of Health, resulting in Dr. Goldberg voluntarily handing over his physician and surgeon license. So far, three patients have come forward alleging sexual abuse at the hands of Dr. Goldberg.
PCVA is putting a call out to witnesses who have additional information about Dr. Ronald Goldberg and his reported activities involving sexual misconduct with patients. If you or someone you know has further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Below are frequently asked questions about the allegations against Dr. Ronald Goldberg as well as information about sexual abuse laws in Washington State.
Where did Dr. Ronald Goldberg practice medicine?
Dr. Ronald Goldberg has had an active medical license since 1979. He has practiced in Tacoma, Washington, and helped establish Rainier Hematology Oncology in Puyallup. When he was practicing, he had affiliations with several hospitals, including Providence St. Peter Hospital and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. His specialty was oncology.
What are the allegations against Dr. Goldberg?
Three patients have brought allegations against Dr. Goldberg for sexual misconduct and abuse. One patient accused Dr. Goldberg of touching her breast while examining her heart and lungs. Another patient was asked to disrobe in front of Dr. Goldberg, who commented on her appearance and who, on another occasion, was blocked by the doctor from exiting the exam room until she became vocal. A third patient was touched under her shirt by Dr. Goldberg during an examination without warning, explanation or consent, and later had her boot unzipped by Dr. Goldberg for examination without warning, explanation or consent.
Is Dr. Goldberg still practicing medicine?
Dr. Goldberg and the Washington Medical Commission entered into a stipulation in which Dr. Goldberg voluntarily surrendered his medical license and agreed to not resume the practice of medicine in Washington State.
How can sexual abuse survivors seek damages?
Our attorneys have been involved in some of the most complicated and concerning sexual abuse cases in the country, and are often consulted by other law firms for guidance when representing sexual abuse survivors. We take a trauma-informed approach to our representation that acknowledges the sensitive nature of these cases.
Every case is different and our prior results – which depend on the facts of the case – cannot be guaranteed. However, we will fight to hold accountable the institutions and individuals who failed to protect survivors. Through our efforts, we have helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in damages on behalf of abuse survivors. While no amount of monetary compensation can erase the trauma of abuse, the financial assistance can help pay for necessary expenses to allow the healing process to begin.
How much do you charge?
Our work is done on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay us on an hourly basis and we advance the costs of litigation. If we help you resolve your case, we receive a percentage of the amount you receive and you reimburse us for the costs we advanced on your behalf.
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Below are just a few of the settlements we have won for survivors of sexual abuse. You can learn more about our case results here.