Two more women are taking legal action against a London doctor,  claiming sexual misconduct and that he performed unnecessary medical procedures.

Chelsea Carson filed a lawsuit in Laurel Circuit Court against Dr. Jackie Maxey on Wednesday, in which she claims Maxey “repeatedly engaged in unlawful, unwanted and offensive physical contact” during her four years as a patient. Carson is represented by London attorney Hailey Scoville Bonham.

Peggy Culver’s lawsuit against Maxey was filed by attorney David O. Smith of Corbin on July 30. It claims Maxey performed unnecessary pelvic vaginal examinations, pap smears and breast exams, and made sexually explicit remarks and asked sexually explicit questions without a nurse present. According to the lawsuit, Culver “now knows that the examinations were of a longer duration than necessary after having been properly examined by a competent, professional gynecologist.”

Culver’s lawsuit also claims Maxey refused to release her medical records to another medical facility.

Ten women have filed lawsuits against Maxey since March, claiming  he violated his duties as a physician by performing unnecessary medical procedures and telling patients they must continue seeking his services because another doctor would not prescribe the medications that they were receiving from him.

In the spring, London obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Mark Briére issued a complaint to the state medical licensure board naming 11 patients who said Maxey performed unnecessary examinations and procedures.

Because of the complaint, Maxey has been restricted from performing pelvic, breast or other sensitive examinations without a chaperone present. In cases when a female patient needs to be fully or partially disrobed, Maxey is also required to have a chaperone in the room. His privileges at Saint Joseph-London were suspended pending results of a Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure investigation.

Maxey is scheduled to appear before the board in Louisville for six separate hearings on Oct. 13, 14, 15, 25, 26 and 29.

Staff writer Nita Johnson can be reached by e-mail at njohnson@sentinel-echo.com.

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