Sex Abuse Claims Against Rockefeller University Hospital

Levy Konigsberg is reviewing potential claims from survivors who were sexually abused by Dr. Reginal Archibald during his tenure at Rockefeller University Hospital.

Archibald, a famed pediatric endocrinologist who treated thousands of children during his 40+ years at Rockefeller, was found to have a long and extensive history of sexual abuse against his pediatric patients by investigations conducted in 2004 and 2018. These investigations also revealed that hospital leadership was aware of Archibald’s abuse but failed to act.

Now, Levy Konigsberg is helping survivors seek the justice and compensation they deserve.

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Levy Konigsberg is Leading the Fight for Reginald Archibald Sex Abuse Survivors

Levy Konigsberg represents a growing number of plaintiffs in litigation against the estate of Reginald Archibald, Rockefeller University Hospital, and the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, which also failed to protect children on its premises. In 2020, our firm scored a victory for survivors by successfully opposing Rockefeller’s motions to dismiss our lawsuit in federal court.

As survivors of an unspeakable abuse of trust, our clients are stepping forward to share their stories and seek justice. They also look to hold Rockefeller University Hospital accountable for its missteps in investigating Archibald and protecting children from unchecked abuse, and for re-traumatizing survivors with unsolicited mailings sent in 2018.

We specialize in sexual abuse lawsuits against powerful institutions, including prisons, clergy, and juvenile detention centers.

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Hospital Knew of Archibald’s Sexual Abuse

Claims against Rockefeller University Hospital are based on evidence that shows the hospital was aware of credible claims of sexual misconduct against Archibald dating back to 1961 but took no action.

In 2004, while Archibald was still alive and after new allegations emerged, Rockefeller hired a law firm to investigate the claims, and ultimately the investigation concluded that the reports were credible. But neither the law firm nor the hospital took any action. The 2004 inquiry led to the discovery of additional reports of sexual abuse, which were made in the 1990s. In 2018, the University conducted another investigation, using the same law firm it hired for the same purpose in 2004, and for the second time in two decades found credible evidence that Archibald systematically and on a grand scale sexually abused his patients, who were all young children.

At no time did the hospital reprimand or suspend Dr. Archibald, or supply any meaningful evidence to the authorities, thereby failing to protect its young and often most vulnerable patients.

Victims Sue for Reckless Notification of Abuse

In 2018, another investigation conducted by the hospital let to the mass mailing of over 1,000 letters to former patients of the now deceased Archibald.

In the class action lawsuit filed by our firm, it’s alleged that survivors who suffered sexual trauma for years as Archibald’s patient were re-traumatized by the hospital’s reckless and opportunistic mailing re-traumatized him and other victims.

According to the lawsuit, the hospital irresponsibly re-victimized patients who were sexually abused, blatantly disregarded how the letter would be received by former patients and requested that victims reach out to the hospital to share their stories of abuse. The letter stated that the recipient may have been the victim of sexual abuse by Archibald, but it did not indicate how information supplied by the victims would be used, address privacy concerns, or even identify the sender as an attorney. Thus, the suit claims, recipients were subjected to a gross invasion of their privacy and suffered significant emotional distress.

Trust Levy Konigsberg's Legal Team for Proven Results in Sexual Abuse and Negligence Cases

Levy Konigsberg LLP, a nationally recognized law firm, has built a legacy over three decades, recovering over $3 billion in sexual abuse compensation for clients. Led by award-winning sexual abuse lawyers, we specialize in representing survivors in sexual abuse across the country, taking on powerful institutions. Our top-rated trial practice handles all types of sexual abuse or negligence cases, showcasing numerous testimonials and successful case results. You can learn more about our latest sexual abuse work on our blog.

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