Many former patients of Dr. Reginal Archibald, a former pediatric specialist at Rockefeller University Hospital have come forward, stating that the doctor sexually assaulted them during so-called routine physical exams.
These sexual assaults included touching their genitals, forcing them to masturbate in front of him, and taking naked pictures of them.
Rockefeller Hospital, released a report admitting that Dr. Reginald Archibald sexually abused child patients and that hospital management was aware of complaints against the doctor during his tenure at the hospital. Victims have also reported being molested and assaulted by Dr. Archibald at the Madison Square Boys Club.
Although Dr. Archibald is no longer alive, victims now have an opportunity to seek justice under new laws. Both the New York Gender Motivated Violence Protection Law and New York Adult Survivors Act have extended the deadline, which is known as the statute of limitations, by which someone can bring a legal claim for abused that happened decades ago. The deadline under the New York Gender Motivated Violence Protection Law is March 1, 2025, and the deadline under the and New York Adult Survivors Act is November 24, 2023. In other words, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred, victims of Dr. Archibald may come forward and bring a claim that will not be dismissed or thrown out because they waited too long to sue.
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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CASE
It all began during the 2004-2005 school year, when a Palm Beach County Elementary School Teacher abused 4 girls in his third-grade class, all of South American decent and from families that had only recently moved to the United States. The girls are known as the Janie Does.
Unbeknownst to the Janie Does or their parents, this was not the first time the teacher was accused of engaging in such horrific conduct. Two years earlier, during the 2002-2003 school year, another young – also girl of South American decent and with parents with limited English skills – had the courage to tell her parents that the teacher was abusing her in the same fashion. The next day after telling her parents, they all went to the School to report it. According to the family, the Vice-Principal, however, refused to believe them. He remained in the classroom and abused the Janie Does 2 years later.
“As a young boy, my parents took me to see a well-known physician because they were concerned that I was quite short.
I was ushered into the doctor’s office without my parents and told to undress. At his direction, I sat on his lap where he proceeded to fondle me and then photograph me in very embarrassing positions. Since he was a man of such authority, and I was just a boy, I never told my parents about it (until years later) and carried around the shame of that experience for my entire life.
More than 50 years later, I responded to an online ad from Marc Wites of the Wites Law Firm and found Marc to be a caring and sensitive person on the other end of my phone call. He was always respectful and communicated very clearly. At no time did I feel any pressure or judgement. He personally handled my case and efficiently guided me through each step of the process right up until the end.
The case was settled very quickly for quite a large sum of money and there was no question in my mind that it was Marc’s experience and expertise that allowed this case to come to conclusion so quickly and painlessly for me. Marc is an honest and decent guy who handled my case incredibly professionally. I highly recommend working with Marc and the Wites Law Firm. “
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New York law allows people who were abused decades ago to sue Rockefeller Hospital for the conduct of Dr. Archibald. Both the New York Gender Motivated Violence Protection Law and New York Adult Survivors Act have extended the deadline, which is known as the statute of limitations, by which someone can bring a legal claim for abused that happened decades ago. In other words, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred, victims of Dr. Archibald may come forward and bring a claim that will not be dismissed or thrown out because they waited too long to sue.
Victims of sexual assault and abuse can sue for money damages, such as money for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
Maybe. If your case is not settled prior to filing a lawsuit, you likely will have to testify in the lawsuit. If you hire our law firm, we will do everything reasonably possible to prepare you for your testimony, and we will be sitting by your side during your testimony.
You need not live in or near New York to bring a claim. Many victims of Dr. Archibald have since moved away from New York. It does not matter where you live. Wites Law Firm can file your case in New York regardless of where you live. We have experienced attorneys that are admitted to practice in New York, and Wites Law Firm has litigated cases in New York in the past.
Many victims of Dr. Archibald are believed to now live in Florida. Wites Law Firm is located in Florida, and represents victims who now live in Florida.
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