Judge approves $123 million settlement in child abuse class-action lawsuit

11/25/2012 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Dover, Delaware – A judge has approved a $123 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought against a former pediatrician convicted of child sexual abuse. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the recent approval of the settlement by New Castle County Superior Court Judge Joseph Slights III provides a resolution for claims filed against Beebe Medical Center and other defendants associated with Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley.

Slights is quoted by the AP as writing in a 54-page opinion of the settlement, “The settlement provides a sizable fund to compensate all victims injured by Dr. Bradley’s abuse through an orderly claims administration process…And it marks a welcomed early end to litigation that, once fully activated, would have caused great distress to class members, given the tender age of the victims and the vulgar nature of Dr. Bradley’s treatment of them.”

Bradley, 59, was convicted last year of child rape and sentenced to 14 life sentences.

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