The Department of Justice issued an indictment against Dr. Darius Paduch on April 11th after a federal grand jury determined that he used his position to sexually exploit and abuse patients.
Dr. Paduch worked at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Northwell Health. The suits allege that his employers were warned of concerning behavior yet failed to take appropriate action to protect patients. PCVA has filed seven lawsuits since December against Dr. Paduch, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Northwell Health on behalf of victims of Dr. Paduch.
“The indictment is a defining step towards justice for his many victims, and we applaud federal prosecutors for bringing these charges,” said Mallory Allen, who has filed several lawsuits on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse by Dr. Paduch. “Paduch preyed on patients who sought care and medical treatment for sensitive issues and when they were at their most vulnerable, lying on treatment beds in hospital rooms. NY Presbyterian and Northwell Health ignored the concerns of patients and their own employees, and enabled Dr. Paduch to abuse patients with impunity – and we will fight to hold them accountable.”
Dr. Paduch regularly recruited high school patients as “interns,” providing him with additional opportunities for abuse. Like many abusers, Dr. Paduch insisted that what he was doing was harmless.
Learn more about Dr. Paduch and the accusations against him.
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Media coverage about the lawsuits:
Doctor Is Charged With Sexually Abusing 2 Patients When They Were Minors, The New York Times, 4/11/23
New York urologist accused of rampant sexual abuse of patients, CBS New York, 4/11/23
Urologist accused of patient sex abuse, including of minors, ABC News, 4/11/23
NYC urologist accused of sexually abusing patients, Gothamist, 4/11/23
Manhattan urologist, 55, is sued after telling seven male patients – including two minors – to masturbate while he played porn, performing rectal exams without gloves and using sex toys, Daily Mail, 4/12/23
Survivor of New York urologist charged with sexually abusing patients says he spoke out so the doctor ‘had no more opportunities to abuse anyone’, Insider, 4/12/23
Doctor sexually assaulted children and played porn during physical exams, feds say, Belleville News-Democrat, 4/12/23
Who is Darius Paduch? Urologist Accused of Sexual Abuse of Patients, SDGLN, 4/12/23
Prominent New York urologist charged with serial sex assaults against patients, including minors, Fox News, 4/11/23
‘Abuse of his patients ends today’: Urologist at ‘prominent’ hospitals federally indicted after lawsuits allege disturbing sex crimes, Law & Crime, 4/12/23
New York Urologist Charged With Sexually Abusing Patients, LongIsland.com, 4/13/23
Doctor sexually assaulted children and played porn during physical exams, feds say, Tri-City Herald, 4/13/23
Accused sex-abuse doc sued by 4 more men in NYC, New York Post, 2/13/23
Manhattan urologist sexually abused 16-year-old high school intern, lawsuit claims, New York Post, 12/13/22