[2024 Guide] Dr. Hadden Lawsuit Settlement: What To Know

Dr. Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Settlement Information

In two separate settlements, the DiPietro Law Firm has secured settlements of over $230 million for the victims of Robert Hadden.

Even though Hadden has been convicted on federal sex abuse charges and will probably spend the rest of his life behind bars, we are still pursuing litigation against the institutions involved in the abuse.

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Our law firm is in the process of filing even more lawsuits against Columbia University and its affiliates for enabling Robert Hadden.

Contact the DiPietro Law Firm if you were a patient of Robert Hadden.

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The DiPietro Law Firm Has Secured $230 million+ for Victims of Robert Hadden

In two separate settlements, our law firm has secured over $230 million in compensation for women who were abused by Robert Hadden. 

The first settlement in December 2021 resulted in $71.5 million paid to 79 women.

The second settlement, in October 2022,  resulted in $165 million distributed to 147 women. 

The DiPietro Law Firm has been involved in the civil litigation against Columbia University and its affiliates for the past decade, representing women and investigating the egregious cover-up of sexual abuse by hospital administrators.

We are filing a new round of lawsuits under the New York Adult Survivor’s Act, and we are filing claims for victims who have not yet shared their story.

Hadden recorded tens of thousands of patient visits during his career as an OBGYN, abusing an untold number of women and girls.

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All inquiries submitted to The DiPietro Law Firm are 100% confidential and we will do our best to conceal your identity in filing your claim.

The Latest Developments in the Dr. Hadden Case

The Robert Hadden Case has gone on for more than a decade.

From the first arrest of the predator doctor to the first round of lawsuits, more and more of Hadden’s patients have come forward to share their stories.

By June 2022, over 200 of Hadden’s former patients filed suit against Columbia University and its affiliates.

With Hadden being convicted and awaiting sentencing in April 2023, more civil lawsuits are going forward against Columbia in line with the newly enacted Adult Survivor’s Act.

Columbia University OBGYN Convicted of Sexual Abuse

This new act allows victims of sexual abuse a “look back window” to file suit against their abusers and any parties responsible for allowing the abuse to happen.

The window to file suit commenced on November 24, 2022 and expires on November 23, 2023.

Previously, many of Robert Hadden’s victims were unable to file suit due to the statute of limitations for sex crimes in New York State.

Now, the Adult Survivor’s Act opens up a new path to securing compensation for a countless number of women.

Columbia University Harbored a Known Sex Criminal in Robert Hadden

Based on the testimonies of victims, investigations by our law firm, and court findings, Columbia University enabled Robert Hadden to sexually abuse his patients and actively worked to cover-up what was happening for over two decades.

Columbia University Enabled Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse

At the DiPietro Law Firm, we believe that these cases of sexual abuse could not have lasted so long without the complicit actions of a powerful institution.

There have been many documented cases of sexual abuse being enabled by institutions in New York and all across the country, and Columbia University is just one example.

Robert Hadden spent over 20 years sexually abusing patients.

Without institutions covering up his actions and providing him the privacy and power he wanted, Hadden wouldn’t have been able to sexually abuse patients for decades unsupervised.

To this day, Columbia has not notified 6,000-8,000 women that Hadden was stripped of his medical license for sexual abuse.

Columbia University, Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Our law firm and the wider public knows that Columbia University and the hospitals affiliated with it were complicit in Robert Hadden’s sexual violence.

These institutions must be held liable to the fullest extent for letting a predator operate in their medical offices.

By enabling Hadden to victimize female patients, Columbia University shares the blame.

If you were a victim of Hadden’s abuse, you are eligible to file a legal claim. Contact us for more information.

How Columbia University Covered Up Sexual Abuse with Settlements and NDAs

Uncovered by our law firm years ago, it has been known that Columbia University and its affiliates covered up multiple cases of unlawful sexual abuse committed by Robert Hadden.

The cover-ups were the result of careful planning by the university’s legal department.

How the university kept victims silent was with its “Catch and Kill Strategy.”

Here’s how the strategy worked:

Whenever a complaint against Robert Hadden surfaced, Columbia University wouldn’t call in law enforcement or report the doctor’s behavior to relevant authorities.

The university and its affiliated hospitals would also not encourage victims to go to the police.

Instead, Columbia University would direct victims to the university’s legal department.

There, victims would be offered financial settlements as reparation.

However, there would be strings attached.

The victims would only receive their settlements in exchange for keeping silent about their experiences with Robert Hadden.

Before agreeing to any settlement, victims had to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) that barred them from coming forward to file lawsuits.

The Catch and Kill Strategy has proven effective in keeping victims quiet.

It also enabled Hadden to continue his abuse for decades.

If you or someone you know accepted an offer and signed Columbia University’s NDA, note that the NDA doesn’t mean that you can no longer file a lawsuit against Hadden and the institutions complicit in his sexual assault crimes.

Contact the DiPietro Law Firm if Hadden sexually abused you.

Your consultation will be free and 100% confidential.

The New York Adult Survivor's Act (ASA)

Many victims have yet to have their day in court for the trauma they suffered at Columbia University medical facilities.

Some victims may have accepted Columbia University’s settlement and fear the repercussions of breaching the NDA.

Many other victims fear that they have no right to file lawsuits.

Many victims don’t report their abuse immediately after it happened, and these victims may have suffered in silence for years before considering legal counsel and representation.

The statute of limitations previously barred civil action for sexual assaults that occurred more than five years prior to the filing date.

The only sexual crime that wasn’t barred by a statute of limitations was rape.

Luckily, all this changed in November 2022.

As of November 24, 2022, the New York Adult Survivors Act came into effect.

Under the Adult Survivors Act, victims of sexual assault can now file lawsuits regardless of the year in which the abuse took place.

As a result, Hadden’s victims from may now file their lawsuits and seek compensation.

The New York Adult Survivors Act also enables victims to sue the parties that allowed sex abuse to occur.

In other words, you can also file a lawsuit against Columbia University, Irving Medical Center, and the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

How To File Your Lawsuit Against Robert Hadden, Columbia University, and Its Affiliated Hospitals

You have a right to file suit and seek compensation that pays for the trauma caused by Hadden and Columbia University’s wrongdoings.

To ensure the best possible result, follow these steps when filing your sexual assault lawsuit against all parties involved in your abuse.

Reach Out to The DiPietro Law Firm

The legal counsel and representation of an experienced advocate attorney will help you in several ways:

  1. Anthony T. DiPietro can protect your identity throughout legal proceedings.
  2. Our legal team will build your case and argue on your behalf for a proper settlement. The DiPietro Law Firm has secured millions of dollars for victims of sexual abuse. Our clients received an average settlement of over $1 million in the previous lawsuits filed for Hadden sexual assault.
  3. Our law firm will file your lawsuit within the correct time frame. The Adult Survivors Act has a lookback period of one year. In other words, you will have until November 24, 2023, before your eligibility for legal action expires. For this reason, filing your lawsuit within the one-year look-back period is crucial.

File Your Lawsuit Against Hadden, Columbia University, and Its Affiliated Hospitals

Time is of the essence when you file your lawsuit.

By reaching out to The DiPietro Law Firm, you’ll have your lawsuit filed before November 24, 2023.

Call The DiPietro Law Firm to file your lawsuit quickly.

Contact the DiPietro Law Firm for a Free 100% Confidential Consultation

For the past decade, our Founder Anthony T. DiPietro, Esq., has been suing Columbia University to hold them accountable for covering up decades of Robert Hadden’s sexual exploitation and abuse.

From the early years, Mr. DiPietro made a conscious and deliberate decision to put his clients’ comfort level first.

Dr. Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

While you have likely read the stories of several survivors who have gone public to hold Columbia accountable, there are also hundreds of other women, girls, and men, who Mr. DiPietro has represented that you haven’t read about.

The reasons for this are quite simple:

  1. Mr. DiPietro understands the complex emotions and challenges that victims and survivors wrestle with when deciding to come forward. As a result, he has committed to doing everything possible to protect and support his clients throughout this process.
  2. The laws in New York State allow victims and survivors of sexual abuse to file their claims anonymously—thus protecting their identities and private lives while they’re seeking to hold Columbia and Hadden accountable.

If you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse by Robert Hadden, you are eligible to file a legal claim anonymously.

In addition, those who witnessed Hadden’s abuse are encouraged to share their stories or reports about what they’ve seen or heard.

If you decide to contact us regarding Robert Hadden’s sexual abuse, confidentiality is 100% GUARANTEED.

We understand the pain you’re going through, and our staff is sensitive to your needs as a victim or whistleblower.

The DiPietro Law Firm has:

  • Recovered $236 million against Columbia University and Robert Hadden
  • Forced Columbia University to enact policies to increase patient safety
  • Helped pass 2 different laws that provide new victims and survivors with a path to justice – including the Adult Survivors Act and the Gender Motivated Violence Act

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.

You’re not alone anymore.

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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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


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