The lawyer for an Oak Lawn doctor charged with sexually abusing two women will lobby to get the medical records of one of the alleged victims introduced as evidence.
Cook County Judge Colleen Hyland set a September date for attorneys to argue whether the records can be used to defend Dr. Rajat Prakash.
Prakash's attorney, Nicholas J. Faklis, said during a Tuesday morning hearing at the Bridgeview courthouse that he wants mental health records and records of a hospital visit made by the woman introduced as evidence.
Prakash, 48, first caught a battery case when he was charged in February 2012 with fondling a 32-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis while she was in a semi-conscious state.
Then, in May, another woman came forward and told police Prakash forced her to touch his penis as they sat in his car and discussed her medical case in a Starbucks parking lot in Oak Lawn.
Prakash's medical license was suspended in May "due to immoral and unprofessional conduct arising out of the care and treatment of two female patients," according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Prakash attended the hearing but did not speak.