Bradley accused of misconduct in Pennsylvania

December 24, 2009

A Cape Gazette investigation shows Dr. Earl Bradley was accused of sexual misconduct in Pennsylvania in 1994, but an investigation of the charge found no charges were warranted.

Bradley’s medical license in Pennsylvania was issued in July 1984; records show it expired Dec. 31, 2002; its current status is inactive. The license was temporarily suspended Tuesday, Dec. 22, Pennsylvania officials announced.

A review of that license shows a complaint to the licensing board was filed by a consumer or patient against Bradley June 24, 1994, for sexual misconduct.

The board ordered an investigation of the case, which was reviewed in December 1994; a second investigation was requested in March 1995 and reviewed the following month, but the result of the investigations showed prosecution was not warranted. Details of the allegation were not available.

Bradley also held licenses in Florida and New Jersey.

Bradley’s physician’s license in Delaware is active as of Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, according to James Collins, director of the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation.

The department takes complaints on a first-come, first- served basis, Collins said, unless officials believe citizens could be in imminent danger. If the investigation reveals even the possibility of abuse, the department asks the Attorney General’s Office to temporarily suspend the license and schedule a suspension hearing.

Collins declined to comment on Bradley’s case. He said the department’s Board of Medical Practice revoked two licenses in 2008 and three in 2007, but details of those cases were not available at press time.

- Reporter Rob Kunzig contributed to this report.