What Are the Benefits of Working With a Law Firm When Filing a Lawsuit Against Dr. Robert Hadden?

Hiring a Lawyer to File a Lawsuit Against Robert Hadden and Columbia University

Former Columbia university gynecologist Robert Hadden has become notorious for his numerous sexual misconduct cases and criminal charges that started over a decade ago.

Many of his female patients have come forward to file lawsuits against him and the Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Hadden’s employers that allowed him to continue his practice even during his criminal investigation.

This high-profile case has been ongoing for several years. While plenty of sexual abuse survivors have won their cases against Robert Hadden, many victims have not yet received the justice they seek.

Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit against prominent figures like Robert Hadden and Columbia University can be confusing and intimidating.

Although you can represent yourself in court, working with an experienced law firm that can provide legal advice, assistance, and specific benefits can make the process smoother and more successful.

This blog post will discuss the advantages of hiring legal representation when considering taking legal action against Dr. Robert Hadden.

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Why Should You Hire a Law Firm for Your Robert Hadden Case?

Hiring an expert law firm gives you the benefit of working with a team of legal professionals. Attorneys have experience dealing with similar cases and can provide valuable advice about your rights, leverage, and specific details for each lawsuit like yours.

Some of the reasons to consider working with a law firm for your Robert Hadden case include the following.

This Is a High-profile Sexual Abuse Case

Sexual abuse cases are often sensitive and difficult to prove because they may lack physical evidence or other tangible proof. A high-profile lawsuit is often subjected to public scrutiny, making handling it even more challenging.

An experienced law firm can provide specialized knowledge in navigating these proceedings’ complexities and effectively representing your case. They will not be deterred by public attention and will work to ensure that your case is handled with respect and professionalism.

Experienced Lawyers Are Excellent Negotiators

When filing a lawsuit, it’s crucial to ensure that the agreement between both parties is fair and equitable. Experienced litigators have extensive knowledge of negotiation tactics and can work with you to achieve a more favorable settlement for your case.

They will be able to identify potential pitfalls or problems in the contract and provide strategic advice on obtaining a better outcome for your case. They will also expertly represent you in court should negotiations fail and the case goes to trial.

They Can Help You Gather Evidence To Build a Strong Case

Evidence is critical when filing a lawsuit against someone as powerful and influential as Robert Hadden. An experienced law firm can help you identify and collect evidence that will strengthen your case and will also be familiar with the type of witnesses and experts to contact or documents to obtain for maximum impact. They can also provide expert advice on presenting the relevant information for optimum results.

They Have Extensive Resources

A reputable law firm will have access to a network of professionals, including paralegals, doctors, financial analysts, and other specialists who can provide valuable insight into your case. They may also be able to tap into resources such as private investigators or expert witnesses that can help your case. They will leverage these resources to provide comprehensive legal advice and represent your case most effectively.

Why Should You Hire The DiPietro Law Firm for Your Dr. Robert Hadden Case?

The DiPietro Law Firm is one of the top law firms in New York, specializing in sexual harassment and abuse cases. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing survivors and their families in cases against influential figures like Robert Hadden and Columbia University. We understand the gravity of these proceedings and are committed to seeking justice for our clients.

Here are some reasons why we are the best choice for Dr. Robert Hadden’s cases.

Successfully Helped Hundreds of Hadden’s Victims

We have successfully represented hundreds of Hadden’s victims. In December 2021, we secured a nearly $71.5 million settlement with Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital for 79 of Hadden’s victims. We also successfully achieved a $165 million settlement in October 2022 for another 147 women. We have won a total of over $236 million in total settlements for our clients, but our fight for justice isn’t over.

Over 15 Years of Handling Sexual Abuse Cases Related to Hadden

Headed by our founder Anthony DiPietro, our law firm has been handling sexual abuse cases related to Dr. Hadden for over 10 years. We have the legal expertise and knowledge to help you get the justice you deserve while providing support and empathy during this difficult time.

We also helped with the passing of the New York Adult Survivors Act. This law allows a one-year window, from November 24, 2022, to November 24, 2023, for sexual abuse survivors to file a lawsuit, regardless of the statute of limitations.

Experience in Handling High-profile Sexual Abuse Cases

The DiPietro Law Firm has an impressive track record of successfully handling high-profile sexual abuse cases. We have also represented victims of David H. Broadbent, another former gynecologist accused of sexual assault. We are not afraid to take on prominent figures, institutions, or companies and will fight relentlessly for our client’s rights.

A Brief Summary of the Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Case

Former gynecologist Robert Hadden worked for prestigious Manhattan hospitals and medical offices in New York City. These include Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and their affiliated hospitals. He was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

The U.S. Department of Justice reported that the disgraced doctor had been sexually abusing patients for decades. The press release stated that Hadden sexually assaulted multiple victims from 1993 to 2012, but his unlawful sexual abuse dates back to as early as 1987 and as late as 2016.

Hadden used a wicked process on vulnerable patients that entailed developing a trusting relationship with them, only to later exploit and manipulate them for his sexual gratification. Hadden attempted to deceive his victims into believing that he was providing them with medical care when, in reality, he was subjecting them to increasingly abusive conduct during medical examinations.

In June 2012, a former patient complained to the police about Hadden licking her private parts during a medical examination. Numerous complaints and accusations of sexual misconduct against him followed in the years that ensued, forcing him to stop practicing in August 2012.

The Manhattan Supreme Court indicted the sexual predator on six counts of third-degree sexual abuse, criminal sex act, and forcible touching in June 2014. Hadden pleaded guilty to only two charges but escaped prison time thanks to this plea deal with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in 2016. The New York State Court made him register as a sex offender and surrender his medical license.

In September 2020, the criminal doctor was indicted on six counts of enticing and inducing victims to cross state lines under promises of providing medical services. These charges involved his former patients, including five adults and a minor. Overall, Hadden’s sexual abuse affected countless women, including pregnant women and multiple minors.

Hadden’s federal trial began on January 24, 2023, and he was convicted of four federal sex trafficking charges, each carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years. The sexual violator will be sentenced on April 25.

Hadden’s former patients and federal prosecutors pleaded for his early detention, calling him a danger to the community. New York Judge Richard Berman approved their request on February 1, 2023, and remanded the disgusting doctor to custody while awaiting sentencing and prison time for his federal charges.

Contact The DiPietro Law Firm for a Free Consultation

If you are a survivor of Robert Hadden’s sexual abuse or know someone who is, we urge you to contact The DiPietro Law Firm immediately. You’ll receive a free, no-obligation consultation with Anthony T. DiPietro.

We understand how sensitive and complex this topic can be, so we offer 100 percent confidentiality.

Our extensive experience in handling high-profile sexual abuse cases like this one allows us to provide aggressive yet compassionate legal services. We’ll fight for your legal claim and ensure justice is served. We won’t rest until Robert Hadden and Columbia University pay for their crimes and you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact The DiPietro Law Firm today to learn more about your legal options.

Resources for Sexual Exploitation & Abuse Survivors

We’re currently investigating this case and many other cases involving serial sexual predators.

As more information becomes available on our cases, we will share it on the The DiPietro Law Firm Twitter account (@atdipietro).

If you’re a survivor of sexual exploitation and abuse, please contact our Free Consultation Helpline for a 100% confidential and free consultation about your case at (212) 233-3600.

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Somebody who sexually assaults patients under the guise of medical care DOES NOT deserve salutations.

Robert Hadden is not a doctor. Robert Hadden is a convicted sexual felon and is facing life in prison for the crimes he committed.

The only reason the DiPietro Law Firm uses “Dr. Robert Hadden” in some of our content is so that victims are able to find us when searching for help.

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About Anthony T. DiPietro

Founder Anthony T. DiPietro, Esq. is a compassionate and skilled trial attorney who has completely dedicated the past 23 years of his career to litigating medical malpractice and sexual abuse cases against major corporate institutions including hospitals, medical clinics, schools, and other wrongdoers.

Mr. DiPietro has also obtained some of New York State’s highest verdicts and settlements, and has been selected to New York State Super Lawyers® each year, for the past 10 years in a row.

In 2022, Mr. DiPietro was selected as one of America’s Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators for the landmark cases he’s won on behalf of survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Years of Abuse:  1987 – 2016


Robert Hadden, a disgraced Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB/GYN) who worked for Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, was criminally convicted in 2016 of sexually exploiting and abusing patients under the guise of medical care.

Hadden used his position of authority and trust to sexually exploit women and girls for nearly three decades as a Columbia University physician.

All the while, Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital administrators turned their backs and ignored reports of Hadden’s abuse, gaslighting patients and the public.

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Years of Abuse:  1979 – 2022


David H. Broadbent is a former OB/GYN under criminal investigation and facing civil lawsuits for sexual abuse of patients.

Broadent worked at multiple medical facilities in the Provo, Orem and Salt Lake City, UT areas.

These facilities included Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah Valley Hospital, MountainStar Healthcare’s Timpanogos Hospital, other Utah health care providers, and he also had adverse action taken against his medical license back in 1990.

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Years of Abuse:  1961 – 1996


22 predator teachers and administrators, over the course of 35 years.

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