Authorities have charged Dr. Darius Paduch, a prominent urologist associated with the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, with multiple counts of sexual assault. A four-count federal indictment against Dr. Paduch alleges that he committed these heinous acts over a five-year period beginning in 2015, betraying the trust of many patients, including minors.
Dr. Paduch, who specialized in treating sensitive medical issues such as erectile and sexual dysfunction and testosterone imbalance, reportedly perpetrated the sexual assaults under the guise of urological exams. These horrifying incidents allegedly occurred during his tenure at the prestigious Weill Cornell Medicine and continued during his subsequent employment at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
The charges against Dr. Paduch are a severe breach of medical ethics and basic humanity. The victims’ courage to come forward has led to lawsuits against Dr. Paduch, highlighting the reality that sexual assault can happen anywhere, even in places we believe are safe.
Weill Cornell Medicine responded to these disturbing allegations stating that the institution “values the care and safety” of its patients above all else. As a result, they’ve launched a comprehensive external investigation into Dr. Paduch’s alleged misconduct.
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At Hach & Rose, LLP, our experienced New York sexual assault attorneys support victims of sexual abuse in their pursuit of justice. In this case and many others, the victims’ courage has helped bring to light the appalling reality of abuse perpetrated under the guise of medical care.
In the fight against sexual abuse, every voice matters. If you or a loved one have experienced sexual abuse, we implore you to come forward. We understand the gravity of the situation and the sensitivity of these cases and are prepared to fight aggressively for your rights. Contact us at (212) 779-0057 for a free consultation. Together, we can work towards justice and healing.