Hospitals Announce PAYOUT – Over 140 Victims Reported!

University Planning To Pay Patients Who Were Abused

Hospitals Planning To Pay Patients Who Were Allegedly Abused

( – Judges appoint special masters to carry out direct action on behalf of the court. For example, they frequently mediate child custody cases and review materials seized under search warrants to filter documents protected by privilege. A major university recently announced that a special master would oversee the disbursement of a multi-million dollar settlement to patients who were reportedly abused by a former doctor working at its medical center.

On October 7, the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) issued a press release detailing its recent agreement with 147 alleged victims of former staff gynecologist Robert Hadden. The CUIMC and New York-Presbyterian Hospital agreed to create a $165,081,000 victims’ compensation fund. An independent special master, agreed to by all parties, will oversee the distribution of the money to women impacted by the former OB/GYN’s crimes.

In 2016, Hadden pleaded guilty to forcible touching and performing a criminal sex act but received no jail time. Instead, he agreed to forfeit his medical license.

Then, in September 2020, federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York indicted Hadden more charges, alleging that he “enticed and induced” people to travel to his offices  so he could sexually abuse them. Court documents alleged the doctor abused dozens of victims, including underaged girls, between 1993 and 2012.

Hadden currently awaits trial in a Manhattan courtroom on those charges.

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