The founder of the Fertility Centers of New England was allegedly told that one of the clinic’s fertility specialists had inappropriately touched a patient but had failed to take proper action, the Boston Globe reports.
A complaint by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine stated that two clinic employees told Dr. Vito Cardone, who founded the clinic, that they saw Dr. Roger Ian Hardy touching a woman’s breast as she was waking from anesthesia.
The Globe reports:
Instead of informing the board as the law requires, the board said, Cardone sent the two staff members to the clinic’s manager, who warned one “not to cause a stink or blow a whistle because she would be labeled as a disgruntled worker.’’
Hardy has been accused of sexually molesting and inappropriately touching female patients more than a decade.
Read the full Boston Globe story here.