Rockefeller University Abuse claims

Mr. Koppell and his associates currently represent claimants who were victimized and abused while they were patients of Dr. Reginald Archibald at Rockefeller University Hospital.

New York Has Enacted New Statute Of Limitations Laws


The Child Victims Act recently passed in New York, which greatly extends the timeframe in which victims can report their abuse and recover damages. Those abused as children will now have the right to sue, even though it happened many years ago.

In addition, there is also a short "look-back" window, in which victims of any age can bring legal action against their abusers, even if they were unable to do so in the past because of a prior statute of limitations. This includes people in their 60s, 70s or even older.

If you were abused as a child and are considering a lawsuit, you should take action as soon as possible. Our firm can help you explore the implications and guide you through the process.

Dr. Reginald Archibald, who died in 2007, was a renowned pediatric endocrinologist working for Rockefeller University from the late 1940s to the early 1980s. He was a physician and professor who specialized in treating children with growth issues. Parents would bring their children seeking treatment and Dr. Archibald would abuse his power as a trusted renowned physician in a prominent Manhattan institution for his own sexual gratification.

Dr. Archibald engaged in dreadful behavior when he was alone with underage patients in the examining room. He would be inappropriate towards boys, touching them, measuring their penises, claiming that making them "bigger" was necessary for proper measurement and masturbating them, sometimes to ejaculation, all in the name of "medical treatment and research". He would also pose little girls in humiliating and degrading positions in order to photograph their intimate areas.

Children under his care were confused, unaware of the ramifications of what he was doing or the long-term trauma this would cause. Many patients had repressed the memories until Rockefeller University Hospital sent out a letter dated September 26, 2018, years after they conducted investigations into Dr. Archibald's behavior. Other patients struggled throughout their lives to come to terms with what happened to them, leading to lifelong challenges.

Rockefeller University issued a number of statements, the first on October 5, 2018, which admitted that it learned of Dr. Archibald's frequent abuse of his young, defenseless patients as early as 2004 but it waited 14 years to reach out to survivors. In its statements, Rockefeller University still only acknowledges that "some" of Dr. Archibald's "behaviors" were "inappropriate" and has failed to offer any explanation as to whether victims' medical files include the pictures taken by Dr. Archibald or whether they have knowledge of where those photographs may be. Such photographs may constitute child pornography.

Many attorneys have been contacted by victims of Dr. Archibald and most have requested an investigation from the Attorney General's office.

We represent victims of Dr. Archibald who still struggle to come to terms with what has happened to them.

Please contact us immediately if you would like to know more. We do not charge for any consultation.