Hospital Pushes For $123M Settlement In Sex Abuse Case

Law360, Wilmington (November 13, 2012, 7:59 PM EST) -- Beebe Medical Center Inc. and its insurers lobbied a Delaware judge Tuesday to approve a $123 million settlement in a class action brought on behalf of hundreds of children who were sexually abused by Earl Bradley, a former pediatrician at the community hospital group.

Delaware Superior Court Judge Joseph Slights III heard testimony during a six-hour hearing in favor of the settlement, which would compensate as many as 900 victims with personal injury claims against the three-hospital system in Southern Delaware.

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