Sauder Schelkopf currently represents survivors of sexual misconduct by Dr. Reginald Archibald, an endocrinologist formerly of Rockefeller University Hospital located in New York. The hospital posted a statement online saying it had evidence of the doctor’s “inappropriate” behavior with some patients and that it first learned of credible allegations against him in 2004. A recent report conducted by an outside law firm, hired to investigate the allegations, states that “over 900 individuals contacted [the investigative law firm] to share information about their experiences or to share information on behalf of others. Based upon all of the information collected, it is clear that Archibald, taking advantage of his position as a trusted and respected physician and researcher, engaged in a widespread pattern of misconduct and sexually abused many children at the Hospital over the course of many years when offering patients medical care and treatment.” The report continues the “volume of patients who have now come forward with accounts of being subjected to sexual misconduct and abuse by Archibald also shows that his misconduct was pervasive.”
New York recently passed a law extending the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual misconduct from age 23 to age 55 for future cases. Significantly, the law also provides survivors outside the statute of limitations one year to file a civil suit.
The Report on the Investigation of Dr. Reginald Archibald can be viewed here.
Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized litigation practice. Our former prosecutors have extensive experience representing victims of all ages. Sauder Schelkopf, and co-counsel, recently reached a $215 million settlement on behalf of female patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexual misconduct since the 1990s. We currently represent survivors of clergy sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the country. We have a class action lawsuit pending on behalf of males who were victims of sexual misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss, the Ohio State team doctor, while they were students and student-athletes at Ohio State University.
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