The DiPietro Law Firm Helps Victims of Dr. Robert Hadden’s Sexual Abuse Get Justice

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

Dr. Robert Hadden, a former Columbia University gynecologist, has been criminally convicted of sexually abusing patients and faces life in prison. 

Hadden’s sexual crimes went on for decades, aided by his employers. 

While the predator doctor awaits sentencing for his federal charges, the fight to hold all parties liable for what happened is far from over. 

For more than ten years, The DiPietro Law Firm has helped Dr. Robert Hadden’s sexual abuse victims seek justice and compensation for their trauma.

We’ve secured over $230 million in compensation for victims, and we are not done yet. 

The DiPietro Law Firm understands the intense emotional struggle of experiencing sexual abuse and coming forward to file suit.

That’s why we have dedicated our practice to ensuring that Hadden and Columbia University are held accountable for the immense suffering they have caused.

Our law firm is sensitive to the needs of victims, and we will do everything in our power to see that you are compensated for what you’ve been through.

Contact us for a free and 100% confidential consultation. 

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A Brief Overview of the Dr. Robert Hadden Unlawful Sexual Abuse Case

Former Columbia University gynecologist Dr. Robert Hadden attended New York Medical College and received his Doctor of Medicine in 1987.

He obtained his medical license in 1990 and began practicing as an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) in New York City.

Hadden practiced in some of the most prestigious Manhattan hospitals, including Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

He also practiced at other New York City area medical facilities. 

Behind closed doors, Robert Hadden used his position of power to sexually assault countless patients, including multiple minors, under the guise of medical care.

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The first public report of sexual assault surfaced in June 2012.

A female patient went to the authorities and reported that Hadden had inappropriately made oral contact with her during a gynecological examination.

No criminal charges were pressed against him.

This caused more of Hadden’s female patients to speak out and spurred an investigation into his medical practice.

The increasing allegations against the predatory doctor led to the ultimate shutdown of his medical practice in August 2012.

Three plaintiffs, including two former patients and a previous staff member, filed a civil lawsuit against Dr. Robert Hadden and Columbia University in June 2013

In June 2014, a grand jury from the Manhattan Supreme Court indicted Robert Hadden on six counts of sexual abuse, forcible touching, and criminal sex act, which amounted to up to four years in prison. 

For the 2014 charges, the sexual abuser made a deal with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in 2016.

Hadden pleaded guilty to only two counts of the nine charges against him, including third-degree sexual abuse and forcible touching.

In return, the New York State Court dropped all charges against him, made him register as a sex offender, and stripped him of his medical license.


In September 2020, Robert Hadden was indicted for six counts of enticing and inducing victims to travel along state lines for medical examinations or medication. 

Civil lawsuits were filed by our law firm against Columbia University and its affiliates for allowing and enabling Robert Hadden to commit countless acts of sexual abuse, violence, assault, and misconduct.

Columbia University Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital decided to settle civil claims.

In December 2021, they agreed to pay $71.5 million to 79 of Hadden’s victims.

In October 2022, they settled with 147 past victims for $165 million. NYC sexual abuse lawyer Anthony T. DiPietro from The DiPietro Law Firm led both settlement cases.

Hadden’s federal trial began on January 9, 2023, for six counts of enticing and inducing patients, including a minor and two pregnant women.

Additionally, federal prosecutors stated in court documents that Hadden sexually assaulted numerous female patients from 1993 to 2012. 

Robert Hadden Convicted

On January 24, 2023, the federal court convicted Hadden of four counts of the six charges, carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years for each count.

Scheduled for sentencing on April 25, Hadden is facing a total of 80 years or a lifetime in prison.

Hadden’s victims urged for Hadden’s detention while waiting for his sentence.

On February 1, 2023, Judge Richard Berman ordered the medical predator remanded into custody while awaiting sentencing.

How Can a New York City Sexual Abuse Lawyer Help You?

The DiPietro Law Firm has been leading the fight against Robert Hadden and Columbia University for over ten years.

Anthony T. DiPietro has secured more than $236 million in settlements for over 200 victims.

Here at The DiPietro Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for the rights of victims of sexual abuse through:

  • Intensive Case Investigation: Our attorneys ensure that no stone is left unturned in investigating the facts of your case. We will scour medical records, court documents, depositions, and more to build a strong case that supports your claims. We also have the experience and resources necessary to prepare your case for trial.
  • Evidence Recovery: We will gather all the evidence from your case, including testimonies from witnesses and other victims. We also have access to experts who can help provide testimony that supports your claim. Our resources can be invaluable in court proceedings and make a significant difference in securing adequate compensation.
  • Case Building: Our attorneys are experts in building strong and compelling cases. We will review the evidence, including medical records and police reports, to present your case in the most favorable light. Our team will also advocate for you throughout the process, ensuring your rights are fully represented and protected.
  • Knowledge of Relevant Statutes and Regulations: Our attorneys understand the relevant statutes and regulations governing sexual abuse cases. We will use this knowledge to secure a favorable outcome for you. 
  • Aggressive Legal Representation: Our attorneys are tenacious in their pursuit of justice and aggressive in representing your interests. We are passionate about upholding the rights of sexual abuse victims and advocating for them throughout the entire legal process. We understand the trauma and pain victims suffer and are here to fight for you.

Why Trust the DiPietro Law Firm To Handle Your Case Against Dr. Hadden?

The DiPietro Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for justice and standing up for victims of sexual misconduct.

Anthony T. DiPietro has devoted his career to representing victims of sexual abuse and medical malpractice, and he will use that experience to fight for your best interest. 

Here are some reasons why you can trust our sexual abuse lawyers to handle your case:

  • Success in Handling Previous Cases Against Dr. Hadden: Our founder Anthony DiPietro has a long track record of representing victims of Dr. Hadden’s sexual misconduct and abuse. He was the lead counsel securing more than $236 million in settlements for over 200 victims. This experience gives him invaluable insight into how to handle cases against medical predators like Dr. Hadden.
  • History of Successfully Handling High Stakes Cases: We have a long history of successfully representing victims of sexual abuse, and we will do the same for you. Our attorneys are experts in handling high-stakes cases and understand the nuances of these types of cases. We are prepared to fight for justice and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
  • More Than 23 Years of Legal Experience: DiPietro devoted the last 23 years to protecting the rights of victims of sexual abuse and continues to do so. Our attorneys deeply understand the legal system and will use their experience to your advantage. We will fight for justice, no matter how long it takes.
  • Award-winning Legal Team: We have a highly experienced, award-winning legal team dedicated to fighting for you. Our attorneys have been recognized with many awards and accolades, including the Top 10 Trial Lawyers for Women’s Rights and the New York State Super Lawyers since 2013. Additionally, our founder Anthony DiPietro was named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in 2022.
  • No Upfront Cost: We believe that victims of sexual abuse should have access to justice regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we don’t charge any upfront costs, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.

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

Robert Hadden used his position of authority, granted to him by Columbia University, to sexually abuse patients for decades.

Robert Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The DiPietro Law Firm is here to provide legal representation and seek compensation for women and girls abused by Robert Hadden.

Contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

We understand the sensitive nature of sexual abuse cases, and all consultations are 100% confidential.

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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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