NEW YORK — Two New York hospitals have agreed to pay greater than $165 million to 147 former sufferers who’ve accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse and misconduct.
Columbia College Irving Medical Heart and NewYork-Presbyterian introduced the settlement Friday. Final 12 months, the 2 hospitals reached a settlement to determine a $71 million compensation fund with 79 of Hadden’s former sufferers.
The physician, Robert Hadden, surrendered his medical license after being convicted in 2016 on sex-related expenses in state court docket however was not sentenced to jail. He at the moment awaits trial on separate federal expenses of sexually abusing dozens of younger and unsuspecting feminine sufferers for over 20 years.
The Englewood, New Jersey, resident has pleaded not responsible to 6 counts of inducing others to journey to have interaction in unlawful intercourse acts. A message was left Friday with an legal professional representing Hadden.
Prosecutors have described Hadden as a “predator in a white coat,” accusing him of singling out younger and unsuspecting victims, together with a younger lady he had delivered at start.
Amongst Hadden’s accusers was Evelyn Yang, the spouse of the previous presidential candidate and New York Metropolis mayoral candidate Andrew Yang. She went public in 2020 with allegations that Hadden abused her when she was his affected person in 2012.
In an announcement Friday, Columbia College Irving Medical Heart stated, “We deeply remorse the ache that Robert Hadden’s sufferers suffered and hope that these resolutions will present some measure of assist for the ladies he damage. All those that got here ahead must be counseled.”
Hadden accuser Marissa Hoechstetter, who wasn’t a part of Friday’s settlement, stated in an e mail that New York’s Grownup Survivors Act signed by Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul in Could will supply an avenue for what she known as “numerous different Hadden survivors.” The act opened a one-year window for sexual abuse claims that may in any other case have been time-barred beneath regulation.
“We’re not completed but with the reckoning for Hadden’s actions and the establishment’s coverup,” she stated.