The latest settlement follows another $71.5 million settlement with 79 patients from Haddon, who had been at the university hospital for nearly 20 years.
Haddon has not worked at the teaching hospital since 2012, according to Columbia. In another case, he was accused of luring and abusing women from various US states inside his office between 1993 and 2012. In 2016, the former gynecologist pleaded guilty to another malpractice case. Even if found guilty, he won’t have to go to jail.
In September, a similar settlement was reached by the University of Michigan. That’s a $490 million settlement.
The prestigious university in New York says it will set up a fund to distribute the settlement money. “We are deeply sorry for the pain that Robert Hayden’s patients have experienced,” Columbia said. “Everyone who came forward is to be commended.”
In September, a similar settlement was reached by the University of Michigan. It concerns a $490 million (over €503 million) settlement for more than a thousand people who claimed to have been victimized by the former sports doctor.
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