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Major Michael Stockin Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Army doctor Michael Stockin is facing criminal charges for the sexual abuse of numerous patients under his care. If you experienced harm by Stockin, you have legal rights and options — and Helping Survivors can help you understand them.
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Key Takeaways

  • Major Michael Stockin (Dr. Stockin) was a military doctor who has been accused by over two dozen patients of sexual abuse including forced undressing and groping/fondling of their genitals.
  • Currently, Stockin faces 52 criminal charges related to sexual abuse by the U.S. Army Office of Special Trial Counsel.
  • If you were a patient of Major Michael Stockin and experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact, you have legal rights and options and we can help you understand what the best next step is for you.

Who is Major Michael Stockin?

Dr. Stockin was an anesthesiologist and pain doctor stationed at the Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma in Washington starting in July 2019. He has been employed by the Army for over ten years, including being stationed in Iraq, the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside of Washington D.C.

In February 2022, Stockin was ordered by the Army to no longer see patients for medical care.

As of writing, he currently faces 52 charges related to sexual abuse by the U.S. Army Office of Special Trial Counsel.

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Michael Stockin

Major Michael Stockin, age 38, was originally arraigned on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington for charges related to sexual abusing patients under his care, including forcing them to undress and groping/fondling their genitals.

On August 30, 2023, Army officials revealed that Dr. Stockin was facing criminal charges for sexually abusing at least 23 victims, including allegations of abusive sexual contact and indecent viewing.

On October 17, 2023, additional charges were brought against Dr. Stockin for 17 more victims.

By February 23, 2024, Dr. Stockin was arraigned on charges related to the sexual abuse of 41 patients in total. It is believed that there are more victims of Doctor Stockin, who may or may not have been medical patients. Based on accounts from dozens of male patient victims who have already come forward, Stockin is accused of doctor sexual assault including forcing his patients to undress and groping and/or fondling their genitals.

The case against Dr. Michael Stockin is believed to be one of the largest military sexual assault cases on record.

Additionally, according to documents filed in Pierce County, Dr. Stockin also faced abuse allegations in his divorce case. His wife sought a protective order against him, accusing him of verbal abuse, harassment, and unwanted sexual contact during their marriage.

Currently, as of writing, Stockin remains out of police or military custody and his trial is set to start in 2025.

If you were a patient of Dr. Stockin and experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact, you have legal rights and options. These include reporting to law enforcement and/or the military, and potentially being part of civil litigation against Stockin, the United States Department of the Army, and the Department of Defense.

Rights and Options for Patients of Michael Stockin

Experiencing any form of unwanted sexual contact, especially if it happens by a trusted individual such as a medical professional or military leader, can have a large negative mental impact.

The brave individuals who have already come forward have helped prevent Stockin from causing future harm — but it is believed that many other patients of Stockin who experienced harm have yet to come forward.
If you were a patient of Stockin, you have legal rights and options that can help you seek justice, accountability, and healing.

Currently, many individuals who experienced doctor sexual abuse under the care of Michael Stockin while in the Army are filing lawsuits against Stockin, the United States Department of the Army, and the Department of Defense. Helping Survivors can put you in touch with an experienced lawyer who can help you understand if filing a lawsuit, or participating in an existing lawsuit, is a step in the right direction for you and your healing.

These lawsuits are to help individuals seek justice and compensation for the harm that happened to them. These funds can help individuals seek mental health resources and continue to recover from what happened to them. While we understand that it may be difficult for those in the Army to come forward and file a lawsuit against the Army, it is an option worth exploring for anyone impacted. You may be able to file anonymously, meaning that the public will not know your private and personal information.

We know that individuals who experience doctor sexual abuse often do not realize it at the time. Additionally, given Stockin’s patients were all military members, there can often be a culture of secrecy and shame associated with experiencing and reporting sexual abuse. You deserve to be heard and listened to — and an experienced attorney can help you understand what’s best for you and your unique experience.

Beyond filing a lawsuit against Stockin or the Army, you can also report to law enforcement and/or the military. This may result in additional criminal charges being filed against Stockin and may result in an increased prison sentence should he be convicted.

Speak to a Lawyer About Filing a Claim Against Michael Stockin

A lawyer experienced with doctor sexual assault, especially military doctor sexual abuse, can help you process and label your experience, understand your legal rights and options, and support you in these processes including filing a doctor sexual assault lawsuit for you.

An experienced lawyer representing victims of Stockin will work on contingency, meaning there are no upfront costs to file. Our partner law firms offer free consultations and are only compensated if and when they win your case.

An experienced lawyer won’t just help you understand your rights and options, they can help you take the next step in your healing journey. An experienced and trusted lawyer can help you with:

  • Reporting to Military
  • Reporting to Law Enforcement
  • Preserving Rights + Evidence
  • Filing a Claim
  • Representing you in all court appearances
  • Negotiating a settlement

The statute of limitations may impact your ability to file a claim — so speaking to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible is critical to protect your rights. Helping Survivors works with a variety of law firms around the country who will work with you to understand if you can file a lawsuit — so please get in touch with us today.

Can I file a lawsuit against Stockin and/or the military anonymously?

Your ability to file a lawsuit against Stockin and/or the United States Army depends on a variety of factors, including the statute of limitations. You should speak to an experienced attorney to understand your unique situation as soon as possible.

Does it cost money to file a lawsuit against Stockin or the military?

No, it should not cost you anything upfront to file a lawsuit against Major Michael Stockin and/or the Army or any other related parties. These types of cases are taken on contingency, meaning law firms are compensated a percentage of the winnings only if and when you win the case.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit if I was sexually assaulted by Stockin?

While it is believed that a majority of the existing claims against Stockin happened when he was deployed at the Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma in Washington, Stockin may have had victims when he was deployed at other military medical centers around the country.

Depending on the jurisdiction the harm happened in, your rights and options may differ. An experienced lawyer will be able to understand your unique situation and the applicable laws which may impact your ability and length of time to file a lawsuit against Major Michael Stockin.

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