Dr. Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
Call (800) 315-3806 to Learn More About a New Extended Deadline for Filing
Dr. Robert Hadden, gynecologist at Columbia University, was indicted for sexually assaulting patients between 1993 and 2012. Dozens of former patients came forward to accuse Hadden, and in 2016 he was convicted on six counts of sexual abuse—yet didn't face jail time and even got a lessened severity of sex offender status due to a plea deal. It is not too late to seek justice through a civil lawsuit, however. With the recent passage of legislation that waives the statute of limitations and provides a “look-back period” for adult victims of sexual abuse, survivors have an opportunity to seek redress.
At Levy Konigsberg, we are committed to seeking justice for those who have experienced sexual abuse. This means that we not only go after individual predators like Robert Hadden, but we also go after the institutions that in any way sheltered or failed to stop the perpetrators, institutions such as Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. If you have been harmed by Robert Hadden's crimes and these institutions' failures, please let us help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Levy Konigsberg has recovered over $3 billion on behalf of our clients. We have the litigation experience and resources to help sexual abuse victims pursue justice. Call (800) 315-3806 or contact us online to learn more in a free consultation.
New York's Adult Survivors Act
Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed this act that waives the prior statute of limitations for adult survivors of sexual abuse, giving them a temporary year-long window between November 24, 2022 and November 24, 2023 to file a sexual abuse lawsuit, no matter how many years ago they suffered the abuse. This is distinct from a similar act in New York that allowed survivors of child sex abuse to come forward and hold their abusers accountable; this act covers victims who suffered abuse as an adult who was 18 or older at the time. The window to file starts six months after signing, giving survivors additional time to consider coming forward.
"Today, we take an important step in empowering survivors across New York to use their voices and hold their abusers accountable." - Governor Kathy Hochul
The law was signed in recognition that survivors often need years to process their trauma. If the statute of limitations previously kept you from filing a lawsuit against Dr. Robert Hadden, then you have a new timeframe within which to take legal action.
Settlements & Recovery for Sex Abuse Victims
For those who have been victimized, the importance of filing a lawsuit cannot be overstated. These lawsuits have exposed sexual predators to the public, removed them from positions of authority, and can even now help to protect other patients from suffering the same or similar abuses in the future.
It's also important to understand the benefits of securing a financial award or settlement from your abuser and/or the medical institution that enabled or harbored them. Gaining a tangible monetary award from a successful lawsuit can help you find financial stability and a sense of closure, which are crucial for the healing process.
Survivors of sexual abuse who file civil lawsuits can recover monetary damages for a broad range of damages, including:
- Physical & emotional pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Psychiatric expenses
- Punitive damages
Several gynecologist abuse lawsuits in recent years have been successful and have helped bring justice to women across the country. In fact, some claims filed against Robert Hadden have results in a $71.5 million settlement in the past.
We Can Help You Get Accountability & Justice
Levy Konigsberg is here to help you move through the healing process. When you hire our lawyers, you will be supported by a team of people who genuinely care about your rights and recovery, as well as the overall concept of justice. We will also approach your case carefully so you do not feel pressured to make one decision or another during this difficult time. We have helped many sex abuse survivors with successful claims and lawsuits in the past, and we would like to do the same for you.
We know that the thought of filing a claim against your abuser can be a difficult step, which is why we promise to approach the case with sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality. Your privacy and comfort will always be in focus as we work on your case.
For a free and confidential case evaluation, contact us online or call (800) 315-3806.
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