Sauder Schelkopf currently represents survivors of sexual misconduct by Dr. Reginald Archibald, an endocrinologist formerly of Rockefeller University Hospital located in New York.
It has been reported that in the two weeks since New York reopened the legal window on child molestation cases Rockefeller University Hospital has settled with more than 200 victims.
The hospital acknowledged in a statement that it had evidence of the doctor’s “inappropriate” behavior with some patients. 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.”
August 3, 2020: CVA Claims Can Now Be Filed Until August 14, 2021:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S7082/A9036) extending the look back window for victims to file claims under the Child Victims Act, regardless of when or how long ago the alleged abuse occurred. Since going into effect last year, the Child Victims Act has provided an avenue for justice for thousands of survivors. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, on May 8, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order extending the window until January 14, 2021. The legislation signed today extends the special filing period by a full year and claims can now be filed under the Child Victims Act until August 14, 2021.
The Report on the Investigation of Dr. Reginald Archibald can be viewed here.
Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized sexual misconduct 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.
- We currently represent former male students who were sexually abused by Dr. Robert E. Anderson, the former director of University Health Service, and a former athletic team physician, who worked at the University of Michigan from 1968 until his retirement in 2003.
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