6 women sue doctor, who claimed that he mistakenly touched patients

DECATUR, Ala. – Six women are suing a north Alabama rheumatologist, accusing him of sexual abuse and inappropriate conduct, while they are patients.

News media report that the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Morgan County Circuit Court against Dr. Michael Dick of Decatur.

Dick referred questions to his lawyer, who refuse to comment. The plaintiffs are identified by pseudonyms, in an aim to preserve privacy.

In January, Dick was arrested on two counts of felony stalking after two women came forward with accusations. He is free on bail and continues to practice.

Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners General Counsel Wilson Hunter says that the regulatory body is actively involved in the monitoring of the situation.” The agency issues and regulates the medical licenses.

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