A Connecticut hospital has settled 32 lawsuits involving a now-dead doctor suspected of molesting scores of children over three decades through a bogus human growth study.
Monday’s settlement came in the middle of jury deliberations in the first of more than 90 lawsuits against St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The hospital was accused of failing to monitor and failing to prevent the actions of Dr. George Reardon, who died in 1998.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
The plaintiff in the lawsuit, known only as John Doe No. 2, was seeking up to $8 million in damages.
The hospital says in a statement that Reardon deceived his colleagues, who had no idea what he was doing.
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