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New York Child Victims Act Lawsuits Surge as Rockefeller University Hospital Settles Over 200 Alleged Molestation Cases

Victims whose cases had expired may now sue until August 2020; victims now under 23 have until age 55

As reported by the New York Post, it has only been two weeks since a profound and long-overdue change in New York State law restored the right of child molestation victims to seek justice on older, previously time-barred cases. Nearly 600 new child molestation cases have already been filed in the state since its 2019 Child Victims Act revived all stale claims for one year, but that number is separate from over 200 cases which Manhattan’s Rockefeller Hospital elected to privately settle before their claims could reach open court.

Rockefeller University Hospital is alleged to have allowed now-deceased pedophile physician Reginald Archibald to abuse more than 1,000 kids dating as far back as the 1950s. While victims currently under the age of 23 can now sue until age 55, anyone whose cases had previlously expired only have until August of 2020 to sue under the newly expanded New York State laws.

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