Reginald Archibald Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
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.
Our litigation includes individual claims and class allegations on behalf of all former patients who received and were re-traumatized by unsolicited mailings sent to survivors. To discuss your rights and options for seeking justice, call (800) 315-3806 or contact us online.
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.
Discuss Your Rights and Options During a FREE Consultation
New legislation in New York has provided invaluable protections and opportunities to survivors of sexual abuse who are ready to step forward and seek justice. While numerous lawsuits against Rockefeller University Hospital and Archibald’s estate have already been filed under the NY Child Victim’s Act, many survivors are still stepping forward to explore their legal options.
If you have questions about your rights as a survivor of sexual abuse, Levy Konigsberg is available to help. To speak with one of our attorneys during a FREE and confidential consultation, contact us.
Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.
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