Dr. Robert Hadden: Criminal Lawsuit vs. Civil Lawsuit

The DiPietro Law Firm Has Secured $200 million+ for Survivors of Hadden Sexual Abuse

Robert Hadden is currently facing life in prison for sexually abusing countless women during his career as an OBGYN at Columbia University and other prestigious Manhattan hospitals.

Civil lawsuits have been filed against these organizations on behalf of women who’ve experience abuse.

Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The DiPietro Law Firm is filing lawsuits on behalf of women who’ve experienced sexual abuse, assault and misconduct during appointments with Hadden.

We’ve already secured over $230 million for survivors of Robert Hadden’s abuse, but our work is not done.

We are filing new lawsuits under the New York Adult Survivors Act.

Contact us for a free and confidential consultation. We’re here to help.

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An Overview of Robert Hadden's Crimes

Robert Hadden sexually assaulted his former patients between 1987 and 2012.

During this time, he committed multiple counts of forcible touching, de facto sexual trafficking, and other crimes punishable by criminal statutes and able to pursued in civil litigation.

He spent over two decades sexually abusing patients in various prestigious Manhattan hospitals.

These hospitals are affiliated with Columbia University:Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

In 2016, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office alleged Hadden of multiple counts of sexual abuse.

Hadden issued a guilty plea where he confessed to enticing victims who sought professional medical care to cross state lines.

Following his confession, the Manhattan Supreme Court found him guilty on all counts.

Because of a plea deal, Hadden avoided prison time but surrendered his medical license.

Following his conviction, Hadden was arrested again in 2020 on multiple federal charges.

He was indicted on these charges in early 2023, and now awaits sentencing.

Hadden’s four federal charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison each.

Robert Hadden will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

Civil Lawsuits for Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse

Hadden’s sexual violence was aided and enabled by Columbia University and its affiliates.

Civil lawsuits for Hadden’s sexual abuse and sexual misconduct are targeted at these organizations who knew about what was happening, did nothing to stop it, and even enabled it.

If you experienced any form of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct, you can file a civil lawsuit against Hadden’s employers and secure financial compensation.

Contact the DiPietro Law Firm today for representation in your sexual abuse claim.

We have secured over $230 million for over two hundred women that experienced sexual misconduct during appointments with Hadden.

We are filing a new round of lawsuits under the New York Adult Survivors Act now. Contact us today.

“If Hadden Is Already Convicted, Can I Still File a Civil Lawsuit?”

This is a question we encounter from victims frequently, and it’s one that we always give an affirmative answer to.

Despite Hadden’s recent conviction on January 24, 2023, you can still file a civil lawsuit.

In civil litigation, victims on Robert Hadden are able to file suit against the institutions that allowed the abuse to occur.

Keep this in mind. Hadden spent three decades sexually abusing patients.

There’s no possible way that he could have done this for that long without help from the inside — and investigations prove that Columbia University and its affiliates aided and enabled his actions.

Columbia University did everything it could to cover up Hadden’s sexual assault of patients.

The university concealed Hadden’s crimes through several strategies, from manipulating patients to reassigning Hadden to multiple clinics.

Columbia University also discouraged victims from reporting their abuse to the police.

This was a key element in the university’s “Catch and Kill” strategy.

Under this strategy, the university’s legal department would reach out to victims seen by Hadden at the Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The department would then offer victims settlements, but there’s a catch.

Victims had to sign non-disclosure agreements that made patients believe that they were barred them from reporting Hadden’s abuse to authorities and seeking legal assistance.

The extensive cover-up of Hadden’s sexual assault makes Columbia University and its affiliated hospitals complicit in his crimes.

As a result, victims are filing civil claims against the university and the hospitals affiliated with it.

You can still file a civil lawsuit if you were sexually abused by Robert Hadden.

If you are unsure about whether or not you have a civil case, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Contact us at the DiPietro Law Firm for a free, 100% confidential consultation.

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State courts and federal prosecutors have already found Hadden criminally guilty of sexual abuse.

Nevertheless, the fight for justice is far from over.

At the DiPietro Law Firm, we are still litigating the institutions that enabled Hadden’s crimes.

If you were a victim, contact Attorney Anthony T. DiPietro today.

He has been leading the civil fight against Columbia University and its affiliates for years, and he’s ready to help you secure the compensation you are owed.

You are not alone. Contact Anthony T. DiPietro today for your free and 100% confidential consultation.

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

All information discussed during our consultations always remains completely 100% confidential.

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Cases We're Currently Litigating

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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