[2024 Guide] Dr. Hadden Lawsuit: How to File Anonymously?

Filing Claims in the Dr. Robert Hadden Lawsuit Anonymously

The DiPietro Law Firm has been filing cases against Columbia University and Robert Hadden for the past decade—and has successfully done so while protecting the anonymity of our clients.

Evidence uncovered by our firm reveals that Robert Hadden has been sexually exploiting and abusing patients for over 25 years at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and other clinics and medical offices in New York City.

Hadden made a habit of sexually abusing women and girls while concealing his disgusting behavior as medically necessary procedures.

A Federal jury in New York recently convicted Hadden on four counts involving the sexual abuse of multiple patients. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Survivors of Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Can File Anonymously

Our clients who have testified in the criminal trial of Hadden represent just a fraction of the female patients he sexually assaulted during his tenure as a Columbia University OB/GYN.

Despite an Order issued by the State of New York in 2016, Columbia University has refused to notify thousands of women who the university exposed to Robert Hadden.  

If you or a loved one experienced sexual misconduct, abuse, or assault by Robert Hadden, you can file an anonymous legal claim to hold Columbia University accountable.

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

Our founder, Anthony T. DiPietro, Esq., has been leading the civil litigation against Hadden’s employers since the beginning, and we’ve secured over $ 236 million in compensation. 

You might be wondering whether or not you can file a Dr. Hadden Lawsuit against OBGYN Robert Hadden and Columbia University anonymously.

The answer is you can, especially if you choose an attorney who protects your identity 100%.

If you’re filing your lawsuit with The DiPietro Law Firm, you have nothing to fear regarding confidentiality and anonymity.

With Attorney Anthony T. DiPietro by your side, you’ll receive aggressive representation and 100% confidentiality—all on a contingency fee basis.

That means you will NEVER be asked to pay out of pocket.

Let Attorney DiPietro represent you and protect your identity.

Call now for a free, no-obligation, 100% confidential consultation.

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We Understand that Victims May Be Hesitant To File Suit

The DiPietro Law Firm understands that victims of Robert Hadden may be hesitant to reach out and share the trauma they’ve experienced.

Sexual abuse is uncomfortable to talk about, and recovering from the trauma can be an enormous feat for victims and survivors.

The DiPietro Law Firm uses a trauma-informed approach in speaking to and working with our clients.

We recognize that sharing stories and going through the legal process after a traumatic incident can be extremely difficult.

But we are doing everything possible to make this journey the least uncomfortable that it can be.

We will do everything in our power to ensure your voice is heard, your identity is protected, and the stress is lifted off your shoulders.

Our law firm is sensitive to the needs of victims and survivors, and we have decades of experience fighting for justice in these cases.

An important part of this process is putting the power back into your hands and allowing you to write how this story ends.

The Role of Columbia University in Hadden's Sexual Abuse Crimes

Former gynecologist Robert Hadden held a position of authority granted to him by Columbia University and its affiliates.

In Columbia’s hospitals and clinics, Robert Hadden spent over two decades serially sexually abusing patients.

Columbia University Enabled Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse

Victims may fear potential backlash from Columbia University and its affiliated hospitals.

After all, these institutions allowed Hadden to operate as a predator with a medical license for years and routinely covered up his abuse. 

Columbia’s catch-and-kill scheme, uncovered by The DiPietro Law Firm years ago, involves a plan devised by Columbia University to catch reports of Hadden’s abuse and send these patients to Columbia’s legal department.

Victims would be offered a small settlement deal contingent upon signing a nondisclosure agreement (NDA). We would never support such a plan.

Columbia’s scheme effectively silenced victims and prevented them from speaking out about the crimes Hadden was committing.

Please note that if you signed such an NDA at Columbia University involving Hadden’s sexual abuse, you are still entitled to speak to a lawyer of your choosing about what happened to you—regardless of what Columbia told you about having to remain silent.

You Do Not Need to Fear Retaliation From Powerful Individuals

Thanks to work being done by The DiPietro Law Firm, Robert Hadden’s abuse has periodically landed the spotlight over the past ten years.

However, our firm’s focus is to highlight the role that Columbia University and its affiliates have played by enabling the abuser and knowingly allowing Robert Hadden to groom and sexually assault their patients. 

Robert Hadden sexually abused patients at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for decades.

Columbia University and its affiliated hospitals allowed it to happen.

Even after being arrested in a medical office for assaulting a woman, Columbia allowed Hadden to return to work, see patients in private and continue his abuse in an unmitigated fashion.

Call us if you were a victim or have any information that can help bring these institutions to justice.

Your consultation will be 100% confidential and anonymous.

Holding Columbia University and Its Affiliated Hospitals Accountable: The New York Adult Survivors Act

Not only did the victims of Hadden’s sexual abuse fear their identities being leaked to the public.

Hadden’s victims faced one more hurdle in seeking justice.

Under New York’s statute of limitations, sexual assault victims only had one year from the date of the abuse to file a lawsuit.

The one-year statute of limitations proved insufficient, especially for the victims of the predatory Robert Hadden.

The statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases completely changed in 2022. 

As of November 24, 2022, the New York Adult Survivors Act was enacted.

Under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, victims of sexual abuse can now file lawsuits even if the abuse occurred years ago.

New York Adult Survivors Act

In other words, victims can file lawsuits even for cases of sexual assault that occurred decades before the current year.

The Adult Survivors Act enables victims to do more than file lawsuits against sexual predators like Hadden before the New York State Court.

It also enables victims to sue the institutions that supported or allowed sexual predators to sexually assault them.

In other words, the Act protects your rights to sue Hadden and Columbia University.

If you have been the victim of Hadden’s sexual crimes, reach out.

The DiPietro Law Firm Protects Your Identity

Anthony T. DiPietro protects the rights of every client he represents.

Protecting client rights involves several tasks. One of these is protecting a client’s identity when necessary.

To hide a client’s identity in court documents, attorneys can request the courts to allow clients to go by pseudonyms.

Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Pseudonyms or “false names” are often permitted during court proceedings involving crimes such as sexual abuse.

As your advocate, Attorney Anthony T. DiPietro will work with the courts to ensure your confidentiality and anonymity.

Working with our firm, you can go through with legal representation throughout your case under a pseudonym that protects your identity.

The DiPietro Law Firm has the ability to protect your rights and identity throughout your lawsuit proceedings.

Contact us for a 100% confidential and free consultation.

Contact the DiPietro Law Firm for a Free, 100% Confidential, and No-Obligation Consultation

Robert Hadden deserves the maximum sentence for the crimes he has been convicted of and every criminal sex act that has not yet been exposed.

Bringing him and the institutions that enabled his crimes to justice is hard work.

However, with Attorney DiPietro representing you, your identity remains protected — as do your legal rights.

Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Settlement, The DiPietro Law Firm

For the last decade, Attorney Anthony T. DiPietro has been the leader in the Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit.

He has helped over 200 victims recover settlements for what they’ve endured, and the fight is not over yet.

Under the Adult Survivor’s Act, a new round of lawsuits is being filed against the institutions that enabled Robert Hadden.

Contact the DiPietro Law firm for a free, 100% confidential, no-obligation 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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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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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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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.

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