[2024 Guide] Dr. Hadden Lawsuit: Who Can File A Claim?

Dr. Robert Hadden Pleads Guilty

Robert Hadden has been criminally convicted on federal sexual abuse charges.

He faces life in prison.

While Hadden will soon be behind bars, victims of the predator OBGYN are eligible to file suit against Columbia University and its affiliates.

You may be eligible to file a Dr. Hadden lawsuit claim if you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse while being treated by disgraced OBGYN Robert Hadden.

Dr. Hadden Lawsuit Who Can File A Claim in the Dr. Hadden Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

Our law firm has been the leader in civil litigation against Columbia and its affiliates for enabling and allowing Robert Hadden to sexually abuse patients.

We’ve secured two settlements from Columbia for victims, totaling over $236 million.

With the New York Adult Survivor’s Act being enacted, new lawsuits against Columbia are being filed.

If you’re among the women who saw Robert Hadden, you are welcome to contact the DiPietro Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation.

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An Overview of the Dr. Robbert Hadden Case

Dr. Robert Hadden, a former Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital-affiliated gynecologist, sexually abused countless women under the pretext of medical care for over 20 years.

In 2016, after a two-year-long investigation, Robert Hadden was charged with multiple sex crimes but evaded prison time and was placed on the lowest tier of the sexual offender’s list.

The forgoing of a prison sentence was due to his confession before the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and surrendering his medical license.

The shocking nature of the crimes, coupled with the extremely lenient sentencing, opened the floodgates for the horror stories of adult survivors under his care.

The number of women coming forward culminated in civil lawsuits filed against Columbia by the DiPietro Law Firm on behalf of the victims.

These civil actions, led by our firm, resulted in over $236 million paid to victims by Columbia University and its affiliates.

In January 2023, federal prosecutors of the Manhattan Federal Court found former Columbia University gynecologist Robert Hadden guilty of multiple counts of sexual abuse, and he now faces life in prison.

Who Can File a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Columbia University?

Hundreds of former patients have already come forward, including multiple women who were minors when they saw Hadden and women who were pregnant when they saw Hadden.

These victims have attested to forcible touching and other acts of sexual abuse from the former Columbia University gynecologist.

If Robert Hadden victimized you, you are eligible to file a lawsuit.

Seek justice with us and file your case if:

  • You were Hadden’s patient between 1987 and 2016.
  • You were the victim of inappropriate comments, forcible touching, or any other sexual misconduct.
  • At some point, Hadden offered to medically examine you even if there was no reason to do so.
  • You were enticed to visit any of his medical offices in New York.

Many women have reached out and asked if they needed to be residents of New York to file their cases.

If you’re wondering the same thing, the answer is no.

You can be from outside New York and file a claim.

Robert Hadden has been criminally charged with enticing and inducing victims to travel to his New York medical offices, with a number of victims being coerced into traveling from outside the state of New York to be seen at his practice.

The New York Adult Survivors Act

Before 2022, New York had a statute of limitations for sexual abuse and sexual assault.

Under the old laws, the statute of limitations was two years for a misdemeanor like forced touching.

For federal charges or felonies involving sexual abuse, the statute of limitations was longer, lasting five years.

Under the old statutes, more than 150 sex abuse victims have filed lawsuits and won.

However, many others were ineligible to file lawsuits against the now-defamed Robert Hadden due to the expiration of their claims.

That changed in November 2022.

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

Under the newly passed Adult Survivors Act, survivors of sexual abuse can file lawsuits against their abusers regardless of when the abuse occurred.

With the new law taking effect retroactively, Hadden’s past victims are eligible to file lawsuits.

It doesn’t matter if the criminal sex act occurred in 1987 or 2021.

Everyone victimized by Robert Hadden can file suit.

Contact The DiPietro Law Firm for a Free Consultation

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 two different laws that provide new victims and survivors with a path to justice – including the Adult Survivors Act and the Gender Motivated Violence Act

Our firm is working diligently to hold Columbia University, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and any other institution complicit in Robert Hadden’s sexual abuse liable for the harm they’ve caused.

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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