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

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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. [Read more…]

Passage of NY Child Victims Act Presents Vital Opportunity for Survivors of Sexual Abuse at Rockefeller Hospital to Seek Redress

New York State Along With 18 Jurisdictions Change Window on Child Sexual Abuse Statutes of Limitations for 2019

In 2018 The New York Times published an explosive article detailing a widespread pattern of sexual exploitation and abuse by now-deceased Dr. Reginald Archibald at New York’s Rockefeller University Hospital in a staggering range of incidents dating as far back as the 1950s and extending to a thousand patients or more. Now that New York legislature has passed a groundbreaking expansion of the time period in which survivors can bring lawsuits relating to such offenses, affected patients of Dr. Archibald are empowered to seek redress for their past victimization via legal means. [Read more…]