[2024 Guide] Choosing the Right Lawyer to File a Dr. Hadden Lawsuit vs. Columbia University & Robert Hadden

Filing A Dr. Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Since the beginning of his practice in the 1990s, Robert Hadden sexually abused, battered and harassed his patients behind closed doors.

Sometime around 2012, his victims began speaking out against his vulgar actions during their medical checkups.

Since then, victims are increasingly coming forward to file legal cases against the institutions that enabled and allowed Hadden to abuse his patients.

Choosing the Right Lawyer to File a Dr. Hadden Lawsuit

You are eligible to file a Dr. Hadden Lawsuit claim if you received medical attention from Dr. Hadden during his practice and have been subject to sexual abuse or any form of misconduct. 

Contact The DiPietro Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation.

Our legal team has decades of experience handling cases involving sexual abuse, and we are aware of what victims need when coming forward. 

Finding the right lawyer to take your case can be challenging.

If you’re looking for a firm to help you build a legal case against the denounced doctor and his employers, here are some tips for you.

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What You Need To Know About the Dr. Hadden Lawsuit

Robert Hadden was a gynecologist in the New York City area, employed by Columbia University, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and other medical facilities.

Hadden has been criminally convicted of sexually abusing patients from the 1990s to the early 2010s.

Federal prosecutors stated that Hadden performed unnecessary pelvic exams and other sexual abuse on over a dozen patients.

He was arrested in 2012 after a victim reported his obscenities to the police.

In 2016, Hadden pleaded guilty to six accounts of sexual abuse crimes and miraculously avoided imprisonment.

This plea deal was administered by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which garnered severe criticism due to the leniency of the sentence.

In 2023, Hadden was convicted of federal sex trafficking and several counts of abusive sexual contact, which could mean life in prison for the predator doctor.

His sentencing begins on April 25, 2023.

Separate from the criminal trial for Robert Hadden is the civil litigation filed against his employers on behalf of victims.

These civil lawsuits aim to hold Columbia University and its affiliates liable for enabling and covering-up Robert Hadden’s abusive behavior for decades.

The civil lawsuits against Columbia, led by Anthony T. DiPietro of The DiPietro Law Firm, have secured over $230 million in compensation for victims in two separate settlements.

There is a new round of lawsuits against Columbia and its affiliates, and victims who have not yet had their day in court are encouraged to file a claim.

What You Should Look for in a Sexual Abuse Attorney

Despite facing conviction for federal sex trafficking and multiple counts of sexual abuse, many of Hadden’s victims may be unaware of the civil legal action being taken against his employers.

Civil litigation provides victims of Robert Hadden’s crimes the opportunity to secure financial compensation for Columbia’s role in enabling and allowing sexual abuse to occur by one of their licensed physicians.

If you are looking for an experienced lawyer to file a lawsuit on your behalf, consider these essential points before deciding.

Relevant Experience in Sexual Abuse Cases

Sexual abuse cases are complex, and it can be difficult to go up against large institutions like Columbia University.

Finding a law firm that has experience in sexual abuse lawsuits against powerful organizations is essential.

The DiPietro Law Firm, as mentioned previously, has been the leader in litigation against Columbia University and its affiliates for Robert Hadden’s sexual abuse of patients.

We’ve secured an average settlement of over $1 million for each victim, and our work is not done yet.

We have the proven experience and track record when it comes to filing sexual abuse lawsuits against the biggest institutions, universities and hospitals.

Compassion and Empathy

Sexual assault cases are highly sensitive, and there are times when talking about it could be triggering.

You should look for a compassionate attorney who understands your situation, ensuring you’re comfortable enough to share the details with them without feeling any pressure or anxiety.

The best way to identify if a lawyer is an empathetic and compassionate listener is to conduct a consultation with them and get an idea of the way they interact with clients.

The DiPietro Law Firm has a team of experienced staff members that understand the complexities of coming forward as a victim of sexual abuse.

Our trauma-informed approach aims to make our clients comfortable, respected, and safe with their decision of legal representation.

A Wealth of Knowledge Regarding Dr. Hadden’s Cases

The case against the former gynecologist Robert Hadden is a longstanding one.

Because this case has been developing for years, several things have already happened.

Hadden has been arrested and convicted, laws have been enacted to increase patient safety, countless victims spoke up, and compensation has been paid out by Columbia and its affiliates.

Staying on top of the latest news regarding the case is essential.

Your lawyer must have a wealth of knowledge about the development of Hadden’s case, which could help you build a solid legal case against him.

The DiPietro Law Firm has been involved in the Robert Hadden and Columbia University litigation since the beginning.

We know the case, we are aware of the developments, and we are always keeping our clients informed on the latest developments.

Updated Knowledge About Related Laws

As mentioned, several laws were enacted to allow victims to speak up and take action against their abusers, many of which our founder Anthony T. DiPietro has had a hand in creating and passing.

One of these laws is the New York Adult Survivors Act.

This act gives adult victims of sexual abuse a window of time to file a lawsuit, no matter when the incident occurred.

This act was declared effective on November 24, 2022, and will stay active for a year.

Your attorney must be well-versed in the related laws and how they could be used to bring justice to you and other victims.

Industry Recognition & Awards

Earning an industry award takes hard work and dedication, especially for a highly competitive industry like the legal profession.

This is why you should look for an attorney with notable awards and recognition in their field.

Recognition from trusted legal organizations and publications, such as a spot in the Super Lawyers list, Avvo, American Bar Association Awards, or other prestigious award-giving bodies, is a sign that you have an experienced and professional lawyer by your side.

These awards signify that a particular lawyer has been recognized by their peers for their excellence and skill, making them an ideal candidate to represent your high-profile case.

Anthony T. DiPietro has been featured in several publications and worldwide news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and many more.

He has also been selected to several lists recognizing his accomplishments, most recently being listed among the country’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and one of the Top 10 Trial Attorneys for Women’s Rights.

Anthony T. DiPietro has the credentials and experience to handle your case.

Choosing Your Legal Representative Matters - Especially for the Robert Hadden Lawsuit

Finding the right legal representative can be daunting, especially in high-profile cases like the Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit.

However, with careful research and due diligence, you can find an experienced lawyer who will fight for your rights and help bring justice to victims of such heinous crimes.

The DiPietro Law Firm is the most experienced and knowledgeable team when it comes to the Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit.

Our founder has been a passionate advocate for victims of sexual abuse for years, and his work in litigating the Hadden case has resulted in significant compensation paid to Hadden’s victims.

Our work centers our clients’ experiences. We strive to have our victim’s voices heard, and for those responsible for enabling Robert Hadden to be held accountable for what they’ve done.

Schedule a Free and Confidential Consultation With The DiPietro Law Firm Today

Although Hadden is likely spending life in prison and significant settlements have been reached with Columbia, countless victims are still awaiting the closure they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of Hadden’s sexual abuse, you are eligible to file a claim.

Our legal team at The DiPietro Law Firm can provide the help and support needed to take action against the predator doctor.

The DiPietro Law Firm has decades of combined experience dealing with sexual abuse cases, and we have successfully brought justice to countless victims who were abused over the years.

The legal fight against Columbia and its affiliates for harboring a known abuser in Robert Hadden is not over.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. All inquiries are guaranteed 100% confidentiality and anonymity.

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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Discussion & Real-time Updates

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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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Here, at The DiPietro Law Firm, we’re committed to helping victims of sexual abuse and assault find the justice they deserve.

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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


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Years of Abuse:  1961 – 1996


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