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$27 Million In Damages Awarded In Second of 104 Child Sexual Abuse Cases Filed by Patients-Survivors Against Notorious Former Long Island Serial Pedophile-Pediatrician Stuart M. Copperman

Mineola, New York (April 2, 2024) – $27 million in damages has just been awarded by a New York State trial judge to the second of 104 patients-survivors of Stuart M. Copperman, the notorious former Long Island serial pedophile-pediatrician who sexually abused scores of young girls – as toddlers into their teens – over decades in his home-based medical office; the Copperman victims in the litigation leading to the landmark award have been jointly represented since 2021 by the law firms of Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky and Gruenberg Kelly Della (GKD).

Michael Della, of GKD, and co-counsel for the plaintiffs, said, “Copperman was not a kind, compassionate pediatrician – the public image he nurtured; he was a monster doing barbaric things on his examination table to these children, irreparably destroying many lives.”

Jessica E. Vertullo, also of Long Island-based GKD, added, “We are so proud and honored to represent the plaintiffs in these cases brought under the CVA, and to share with our clients this significant award. And we join the court in hoping that this $27 million award sends an unmistakable message of deterrence to those who think they can commit sexual abuse against children and get away with it.”

NOTE: Members of the Copperman Survivors Legal Team will be available to discuss the court’s decision and award. All plaintiff interview requests will be handled through counsel. These include the National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). To speak confidentially to a trained staff member from a local sexual assault service provider call 800-656-HOPE or visit https://hotline.rainn.org/online. Other resources include Long Island Against Domestic Violence.

Kristen Gibbons Feden / kfeden@smbb.com / 215-575-2974
Jessica E. Vertullo / jvertullo@gknylaw.net / 631-533-0095
Robert J. Mongeluzzi / rmongeluzzi@smbb.com / 215-575-2989
Michael Della/ mdella@gknylaw.net./ 631-796-3995
Steph Rosenfeld / steph@idadvisors.com / 215-514-4101