[2024 Guide] Dr. Hadden Lawsuit: How To File A Lawsuit vs. Robert Hadden

Robert Hadden Columbia University Case Overview

Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital recently reached a $165 million agreement with 147 female patients of the former gynecologist Robert Hadden.

However, the predator had potentially thousands of victims for 2+ decades.

Dr. Hadden Lawsuit How To File A Lawsuit vs. Robert Hadden and Columbia University

You are eligible to file a Dr. Hadden Lawsuit claim against Robert Hadden and Columbia University if you or a loved one experienced any sexual misconduct during an appointment with Robert Hadden.

Contact the DiPietro Law Firm, the attorneys leading the civil litigation against Robert Hadden and his employers. 

Anthony T. DiPietro has been investigating this case and filing lawsuits on behalf of victims for the past decade.

We discuss the Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit extensively on our website.

If you believe you’re eligible to file a claim, here’s a quick overview of what you can do moving forward.

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About the Sexual Abuse Trial of Former Columbia University Gynecologist

Widely publicized reports of Dr. Hadden’s sexual misconduct have been around since 2013.

As the years went on, more victims came forward with stories of abuse by the predator doctor.

Hadden was charged in 2014, and after a two-year-long investigation, he pleaded guilty in 2016 to a third-degree criminal sex act and forcible touching.

Hadden received lenient sentencing that included no jail time.

He surrendered his medical license and was placed on the lowest tier of the sex offender registry.

Renewed pressure and victims speaking out about Hadden’s sexual misconduct resulted in six federal charges against Hadden in 2020.

Three years later, in January 2023, Hadden was convicted on four federal charges of enticing women and inducing victims to cross state lines to go to his medical offices in Manhattan and engage in illegal sex acts.

For these new convictions, Hadden faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each count, meaning he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Understandably, most victims may not immediately know what to do after surviving a traumatic incident at the hands of a medical professional they thought they could trust.

If unlawful sexual abuse happened to you or someone you know by the predator Dr. Hadden, contact The DiPietro Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your options.

About the New York Adult Survivors Act

Following the passage of the Adult Survivors Act (ASA), the door is open to even more of Hadden’s victims to come forward and file suit for their experiences with Hadden.

Many victims need time to process the abuse they endured. However, the New York state court statute of limitations may have prevented them from proceeding with a case after they have been able to deal with their trauma.

With the ASA, survivors now have a year-long window to file their claims.

It opened on November 24, 2022, and will close on November 23, 2023.

It applies to several kinds of crimes, which include the sex crimes that Dr. Hadden committed when he was working in the New York City area.

Previously, the New York legislature extended the statute of limitations on sex crimes to 20 years.

However, this extension only applies to new cases.

Since it does not work retroactively, women victimized by Robert Hadden could not come forward and file suit.

The ASA allows victims to file claims against the institutions that enabled Robert Hadden to commit numerous acts of sexual violence.

Considering the settlement with Columbia University and its affiliated hospitals and the reality of needing time to process trauma, victims can seek legal assistance and pursue financial compensation for the sexual crimes they survived.

If you or a loved one experienced any sexual misconduct by Robert Hadden, you are eligible to file a claim.

Consider contacting the lawyers at The DiPietro Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation.

Our law firm respects any potential client’s right to privacy and understands how they might still be processing their trauma.

We offer completely confidential consultations at no cost. Allow us to assess your case and determine your best options.

How Can a Sexual Assault Attorney Help Me?

Legal experts specializing in sexual assault cases understand the nuances and sensitivities of these situations.

For example, many victims instantly know that something inappropriate happened during their medical exam and have filed claims against those responsible.

However, Robert Hadden had a prestigious university backing him, giving him access to resources and victims, and allowing him to gaslight his patients into believing that the abuse they endured was routine and under the scope of medical care.

Those tactics are just other forms of extended abuse that aim to ruin the victim’s perception of what happened.

Other gynecological patients did not immediately know that they experienced abuse.

Perhaps Hadden convinced them they were only going through routine exams, but they occurred far more often than necessary.

The tactics used by Robert Hadden to mislead and abuse victims were enabled and perpetuated by Columbia University, hospital administration, and others who were complicit in covering up the decades-long abuse that occurred.

Sexual assault attorneys can argue in court on behalf of victims, form a cohesive argument, and hold those responsible for the sexual abuse liable.

If you or someone you know entered any of Columbia University’s affiliated hospitals between 1990 and 2012 as a gynecological patient, you may have met with Robert Hadden.

Consider speaking to one of our sexual assault attorneys for advice.

About The DiPietro Law Firm

We are dedicated to serving the people and advocating for people harmed at no fault of their own.

Victims of medical negligence and their families may not have access to quality legal representation, which is what drives us.

We also recognize how medical negligence can lead to sexual abuse, which is the premise of the Hadden case.

Our firm has years of experience navigating the complexities and sensitivities of sexual assault cases.

Contact us if you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse between the early 1990s and 2012 under the care of the Columbia University Medical Center or its affiliated hospitals.

We will gladly assess your situation and confirm if you have a case against the employers of Robert Hadden.

We assure all inquiries are kept completely confidential for your confidence.

You are also welcome to file a claim anonymously.

Get a Representative From The DiPietro Law Firm To File Against Predator Dr. Robert Hadden

Criminally-charged Dr. Hadden is a sexual predator who trafficked and assaulted female patients between 1990 and 2012.

He worked at prestigious hospitals in Manhattan and their several affiliated clinics, enticing women and minors to seek medical assistance only to sexually abuse them.

Hundreds of victims have come forward over the past decade and filed lawsuits against the institutions that allowed this abuse to occur in a relentless fashion.

Women who sought gynecological services from the associated institutions and suspect misconduct from the defamed doctor can come forward with their claims following the recent passage of the New York Adult Survivors Act.

If you or a loved one experienced sexual misconduct from Robert Hadden, consider speaking to our sexual abuse attorneys at The DiPietro Law Firm.

We will listen to your story and fight for your right to proper compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is Dr. Robert Hadden?

    Robert Hadden is the disgraced gynecologist who has been criminally convicted of sexual misconduct.

    The sexual abuse crimes committed by Hadden spanned over 20 years.

    His most recent convictions include six counts of enticing women and luring victims into his medical offices to subject them to unlawful sexual abuse.

  • Where did Dr. Robert Hadden practice?

    Hadden worked at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

    These prestigious Manhattan hospitals have 11 affiliated hospitals.

    These hospitals have reached settlements with hundreds of the doctor’s former patients.

  • How can the New York Adult Survivors Act help victims?

    The New York ASA is a window of opportunity for sexual assault victims (among others) to file cases against Hadden and his employers.

    This law extends the statute of limitations for sex crimes until November 2023 and applies retroactively.

  • How do I know if I'm a victim of Dr. Hadden?

    You may be a victim of the criminally-charged gynecologist if you visited any of the hospitals he worked at between 1990 and 2012 for an OBGYN appointment.

    Consider getting a free, confidential consultation with a sexual assault attorney to assess your case and determine your 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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