Civil Rights

Dr. Zhi Alan Cheng Faces New Charges for Sexually Abusing Patients

August 28, 2023
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On August 7, 2023, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced that they had arraigned gastroenterologist, Dr. Zhi Alan Cheng with an additional 50-counts on behalf of six victims. Dr. Cheng is accused of being a predator who was arrested in December 2022 for drugging and raping an unconscious woman in his home. This victim found videos of herself and other victims being assaulted by Dr. Cheng and reported him.

Not only is Dr. Cheng accused of assaulting numerous women, but also of videotaping his crimes. Three women were raped by Dr. Cheng in his home after he met them on a dating site or was already acquainted with them. The other three known victims were patients at New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where he used his position to sexually abuse vulnerable women in his care. The victims’ range in age from 19 to 37-year-olds. One victim describes feeling hot, losing consciousness, and waking up in “immense pain”.

There are other unidentified victims, including another patient, who are still unknown at this time. Investigators discovered fentanyl, LSD, ketamine, and sedatives such as propofol and sevoflurane in Dr. Cheng’s home.

"I'm scared to go to the doctors now," she said. "I don't want to go. I hope God doesn't make me sick again."

Along with Dr. Cheng’s crimes, there are allegations that New York Presbyterian failed to address complaints made against Dr. Cheng. If you or your loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse, our attorneys can provide a discreet, confidential evaluation of your claim, and will aggressively fight to hold those accountable for their actions.

Currently, the Adult Survivors Act is in effect in New York, which means that survivors of adulthood sexual assault have a temporary one-year window to file claims against their abusers that would have otherwise been barred by the statute of limitations. The one-year lookback window is open until November 24, 2023.

If you are a loved one is a victim of Dr. Cheng’s horrific abuse, please contact the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation. We can help you take action not only against Dr. Cheng himself, but also against the hospital for failing to properly monitor Dr. Cheng’s behavior and protect women from abuse.

At the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm, we will help you get the best possible outcome for your claim. With a history of client success, including obtaining the largest known settlement against BOP for inmate sexual abuse, the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm will ensure that you get the representation you deserve.

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