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Gynecologist patient sexual abuse

New York Gynecologist Robert Hadden, Who Evaded Prison in Controversial 2016 Sex-Crime Plea, Now Faces New Allegations

Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman represents one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuits against Dr. Hadden

The New York Times reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office has announced that it has opened an investigation into new allegations of abuse against NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital gynecologist Robert A. Hadden. The announcement came just a month after the wife of a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate publicly declared that she, too, was one of Hadden’s victims and amid calls from elected officials and women’s rights groups for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. to resign over his handling of previous cases against Hadden.

As recently as fall of 2019, Vance defended his 2016 decision to strike a plea deal on the earlier cases that allowed Hadden, accused of sexually abusing 19 different patients including several pregnant women, to avoid any prison time.

Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman, who represents one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuits against Dr. Hadden, noted “We are disturbed to learn that Dr. Hadden assaulted far more women than our client knew or was informed about. At the time, the District Attorney was prosecuting the claims of only a handful of women.” She added, “Now that many additional women have come forward, we are convinced far more patients were abused by Dr. Hadden.”

Contact a Sexual Abuse Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser

If you are a victim of sexual abuse by Dr. Hadden or any other physician, please call firm partner Wendy Fleishman toll-free today at 1 800 541-7358 or use the form on this page to send us a confidential private email message. There is no charge or obligation for your outreach, and all information will be held in the strictest confidence.

About Wendy R. Fleishman and Lieff Cabraser

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Wendy Fleishman is a passionate and experienced lawyer for the injured and the loved ones of those who died due to the wrongful misconduct of others. With more than thirty years of courtroom experience to draw upon, Wendy is a champion for victims of sexual abuse and misconduct, a top-100 U.S. Trial Lawyer, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Lieff Cabraser represents survivors across the U.S. who have been victimized by sexual violence and sexual abuse. We treat every client with care, respect, and compassion as we bring our comprehensive legal skills forward on each case. We have a dedicated team of lawyers, nurse consultants, and paralegals experienced in working with and listening to survivors who work individually with every client in every case to see that justice is won.