Alex Heroy prevails on behalf of a victim of sexual assault in trial against Charlotte doctor and clinic, leading to a jury award of $2.2m
Two women who say they were molested by a Charlotte physician have been awarded more than $2 million by a Mecklenburg jury.
The judgment against Dr. Fidelis Edosomwan of Waxhaw came Wednesday at the close of a 2 1/2-week trial. His accusers each received $1.1 million in actual and punitive damages from the physician.
“It’s been a long, hard road for the victims, and a lot of people doubted them,” said Charlotte attorney Alex Heroy, who represented the original whistleblower in the case. “The jury stood up for victims of sexual assault.”
Edosomwan could be back in a courtroom as early as May. He was indicted two years ago on 12 sexual assault-related counts involving nine victims. At the time police said they had identified almost three dozen women, ranging in age from their 20s to their late 40s, who claimed to have been abused by Edosomwan.