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Breaking News: Paduch Found GUILTY!

FEDERAL JURY CONVICTS DISGRACED UROLOGIST DR. DARIUS PADUCH WITH FELONY COUNTS OF HEINOUS PATIENT SEX ABUSE

Dr. Darius Paduch was found GUILTY by a federal jury in New York today, May 8th, 2024. Dr. Paduch, a former urologist at NewYork-Presbyterian’s Weill Cornell Medical Center and Northwell Health, was found guilty on numerous felony counts of sexually assaulting and abusing his patients. The victims who testified at the trial represent a small fraction of the hundreds of former patients who were abused by Dr. Paduch during his time at these two trusted institutions. Following the guilty verdict against Dr. Paduch, PCVA Partner, Mallory Allen, who represents over 130 survivors that have filed civil claims against the disgraced doctor, released the following statement in response to the jury’s verdict:

Justice was served today as the jury rightfully found Dr. Paduch guilty of repeated and disturbing sexual assault of his patients,” said Allen. “For nearly twenty years, patients who trusted him for their medical care and treatment were instead brutalized by his degrading, sexually violating, and medically unfounded acts while the hospitals where he worked looked the other way. The jury verdict in the criminal case affirms that these heinous acts will not be overlooked, and the pending civil cases will ensure the institutions who repeatedly prioritized profits over their patients will face consequences for their indifference in ignoring years of complaints.

 

PCVA Involvement in Dr. Darius Paduch Case

In December 2022, PCVA filed the first lawsuit pertaining to abuse by Dr. Darius Paduch. Since then, we have filed over 100 cases, and have heard from many more survivors of abuse by Dr. Paduch at Weill Cornell, New York Presbyterian, and Northwell Health. Dr. Darius Paduch sexually abused hundreds, if not thousands, of his patients– both adults and children– while working as a urologist at there preeminent New York hospitals. His assaults occurred under the guise of “medical treatment” but were plainly for his own sexual gratification. PCVA is suing Weill Cornell, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Northwell Health on behalf of survivors of Dr. Paduch’s sexual abuse because PCVA has evidence that each of these institutions knew that Dr. Paduch posed a danger to patients because its own employees and other patients reported concerning conduct for years. Despite those repeated reported concerns, these institutions took no action to protect their patients. 

April 2023

Northwell Health recently sent form letters to Dr. Paduch’s patients informing them that he is “no longer a Northwell Health Physician Partners Urologist” as of April 11, 2023. You can read a copy of that letter here. Nowhere in this letter does Northwell Health inform its patients that Dr. Paduch has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of patients, or that he was recently indicted under federal charges for the sexual abuse of minor patients. 

If you are concerned about the treatment you received from Dr. Paduch at Northwell Health and want to know your legal rights, contact us today.

April 11, 2023

Tucker Coburn began seeing Dr. Paduch as a minor but was sexually abused by him as an adult starting in June 2016. Dr. Paduch abused him under the guise of treatment. In January 2017, a concerned nurse at New York Presbyterian gave Tucker’s contact information to another patient who was seeing Dr. Paduch. This patient was also being sexually abused by Dr. Paduch. After Tucker stopping seeing Dr. Paduch in 2019, he learned Dr. Paduch was employed by Northwell Health. Tucker reported Dr. Paduch to the local police department. Tucker also contacted Northwell’s hospital administrative staff and physicians, met with them, and reported the abuse by Dr. Paduch. Northwell failed to prevent Dr. Paduch from seeing and abusing their patients. Tucker also alerted a nurse at New York Presbyterian, who failed to respond to his report. You can read Tucker’s lawsuit by clicking here.

Tucker was interviewed by CBS News about his experience with Dr. Paduch. Watch the interview here.

About Us

We Are Attorneys Helping Survivors

We represent several abuse survivors with claims against New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine as a result of sexual abuse by Dr. Darius Paduch.  We have spoken to numerous former patients of Dr. Paduch who were sexually abused by him under the guise of “treatment.”

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Can I File a Claim?

Regardless of your age, and whether you were abused as a child or an adult, you have a right to bring a claim. But time is of the essence.

New York Adult Survivors Act

If you were a survivor of sexual abuse by Dr. Paduch as a minor, and that abuse occurred after 2018, or if you were under the age of 21 as of 2/14/2018, new laws allow you to bring a claim as long as you do so before the age of 55.

If you were abused as an adult, you may still have the right to file a claim. The deadline by which you must file on any given case often presents a complicated legal issue. If you have questions regarding the deadlines in your case, please contact us as soon as possible.

Taking action now is critical because such claims may be forever barred if you do not. Please contact us to learn your options, including the possibility of trying resolve your claim without litigation.

Read Our Client’s Lawsuit Filed Against Dr. Paduch and NY Presbyterian

Read Our Client’s Lawsuit Filed Against
Dr. Paduch and NY Presbyterian

One of our clients filed the first lawsuit against Dr. Paduch and New York Presbyterian for the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of Dr. Paduch while he was a minor patient and an intern.  We allege that New York Presbyterian knew or should have known that Dr. Paduch posed a danger to our client and it failed to take reasonable steps to protect our client from being abused by Dr. Paduch.  You can read the lawsuit by clicking this link: PCVA Doe 1 v. Dr. Paduch and NY Presbyterian.

Since filing the first complaint, we have heard from numerous people who were abused by Dr. Paduch, and recently filed four more lawsuits against New York Presbyterian, Northwell Health, and Dr. Paduch.  We have likewise learned that both New York Presbyterian and Northwell received complaints about Dr. Paduch, but did nothing to protect their patients despite knowing that he was a danger.

NY Post Article

Read the NY Post Article on Dr. Paduch’s Sexual Abuse of Patients: The NY Post interviewed one of our attorneys, Mallory Allen, about the claims. You can read the interview by clicking below.

NY Post Article

Read the NY Post Article on Dr. Paduch’s Sexual Abuse of Patients: The NY Post interviewed one of our attorneys, Mallory Allen, about the claims. You can read the interview by clicking below.

Read the Article
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Our Team

Our Attorneys Are Here For You

You are not alone. We have represented thousands of men and women who are survivors of sexual abuse. And we love to help.

PCVA Attorney Michal Pfau
"We made the choice to only represent the VICTIMS of abuse, and we do so resolutely. It's been rewarding to help so many people reach a sense of justice and closure over something so terrible that's happened to them."
Michael Pfau
PCVA Attorney Mallory Allen
"Having represented hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse, I understand the lasting trauma experienced by survivors and the importance of ensuring that those who are responsible for these wrongs are held accountable."
Mallory Allen
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“For most people, what’s arguably more important for them is they want answers, they want to know ‘how did this happen?’” Jason Amala told the New York Post in an article about New York’s Child Victims Act.
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"When you go to a doctor for treatment, you're trusting in them; you're vulnerable. To abuse that trust is unconscionable."
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PCVA Attorney Michal Pfau
"We made the choice to only represent the VICTIMS of abuse, and we do so resolutely. It's been rewarding to help so many people reach a sense of justice and closure over something so terrible that's happened to them."
Michael Pfau
PCVA Attorney Mallory Allen
Our client “has been deeply traumatized by his experience and is still coping with that trauma,” said Mallory. “We expect that our client is not the only child seriously harmed by the acts of the defendants.”
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“For most people, what’s arguably more important for them is they want answers, they want to know ‘how did this happen?’” Jason Amala told the New York Post in an article about New York’s Child Victims Act.
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"When you go to a doctor for treatment, you're trusting in them; you're vulnerable. To abuse that trust is unconscionable."
Anelga Doumanian
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The trauma inflicted by sexual abuse, even a single occurrence, can affect the victim's life forever.
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Sexual Abuse at Northwell Health

After leaving New York Presbyterian in 2019, Dr. Paduch began working at Northwell Health, where he continued to abuse his patients – both adults and children.  We know that Northwell Health received complaints about Dr. Paduch’s sexual abuse of his patients in at least 2020, but took no action to prevent his wrongful conduct.

If you met Dr. Paduch through Northwell, or have information regarding his role at Northwell, please contact us.

Contact Us to Learn About Your Legal Rights

Based on our investigation and our interviews, it is clear that Dr. Paduch’s behavior was motivated by improper sexual interests – not legitimate medical treatment. Dr. Paduch was a sexual predator who received sexual gratification from improper interactions he had with his patients, some of whom were children at the time of their treatment. If you or someone you love was a patient of Dr. Paduch, please contact us for a confidential consultation. There is no charge for speaking with us.

We highly recommend that you speak with us to learn your legal rights.